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