Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Biotechnology industry investigates and capitalises on the commercial applications of biological manipulation. It is fast becoming a prominent part of the UK life sciences scene alongside pharmaceutical and medical technology firms. The convergence of these three technologies is making it increasingly difficult to identify the boundaries between them. The industry relies on third-party financing, so the economic downturn posed significant funding challenges during many years of the period. This dampened growth, but could not contain it. Britain's ageing, ailing population requires advanced treatment options to ward off natural bodily decline and the Biotechnology industry has managed to attract relatively high levels of private investment to research this area... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The industry has developed in clusters around leading universities and research centres. These clusters have grown from universities that have commercialised their research by spinning off from companies and publicly funded research institutions.
The two major biotechnology gatherings in the United Kingdom are near Cambridge University in the East of England and Oxford University in the South East. In addition to the universities, the areas are home to a number of biotechnology companies, research institutes and hospitals. There are over 150 bioscience companies currently operating in or around Oxfordshire... purchase to read more