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Biotechnology in the UK: Market Research Report

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Biotechnology Market Research Report | SIC UK0.001 | Mar 2017

New developments: The government has prioritised biotechnology, bolstering investment

IBISWorld’s Biotechnology market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Biotechnology industry investigates, develops and capitalises on the commercial applications of biological manipulation. It is fast becoming a prominent part of the UK life science sector, 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 and its lasting effects posed significant funding challenges during many years of the past five-year period. This dampened growth, but could not contain it. Britain’s ageing population requires advanced treatment options to ward off decline, which benefited the Biotechnology industry... 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 South East and the East of England

The two major biotechnology gatherings in the United Kingdom are near Oxford University in the South East and Cambridge University in the East of England. In addition to the universities, the areas are home to a number of biotechnology companies, research institutes and hospitals. There are around 250 biopharmaceutical companies currently operating in or around Oxfordshire. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Biotechnology Industry?

Biotechnology uses scientific principles to create technological applications that use biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof to make or modify products or processes. The industry focuses on medicinal, industrial and agricultural biotechnology applications.

Industry Products
Human health productsAgriculture and food-enhancement productsAnimal health productsEnvironmental remediation and resource efficiency servicesBiotechnology services
Industry Activities
Coding, mapping and sequencing DNA and RNACulturing and engineering cells and tissuesProtein sequencing, synthesis and engineeringUsing nanotechnology to study biological systems

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