One of only six designated UK Science Cities, Newcastle has an internationally-renowned reputation for life sciences. In the heart of the city, Newcastle Helix is a 24 acre mixed-use site and our landmark location for science, business, living and leisure.
We have cutting-edge facilities including the International Centre for Life and Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA), the largest facility of its kind in Europe. Newcastle University has also been awarded £20m by the government to establish the National Centre for Ageing Innovation.
The North East has an established pharmaceutical cluster accounting for £632m of the region’s GVA, whilst Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust topped the table for a fourth consecutive year, undertaking the UK’s largest number of clinical trials, recruiting almost 12,500 patients.