Pioneering in pre-clinical research, diagnostics, rare diseases & ageing
Our £1.7 billion regional life science ecosystem employs around 8,000 professionals in almost 200 companies. Newcastle boasts the region’s first purpose-built commercial laboratories, The Biosphere, and benefits from a particularly well-connected network across academia, research and business. Our local NHS Trust provides more nationally accredited specialist services than any other and has a range of dedicated facilities that support clinical trials from bench to bedside.
We are recognised as one of the leading locations for businesses from around the world and are growing at significant pace. The region has a strong history of innovation in healthcare, taking research through to application. We developed the world's first ‘three-person IVF’ technique, performed the first UK baby heart transplant and the first city to receive and successful treat the UK’s first Covid 19 patients. The strength of our ecosystem led Pfizer to open its first UK INSPIRE site in partnership with Newcastle University, a global Top 100 university for life sciences and medicine.