Pioneering in pre-clinical research, diagnostics, rare diseases & ageing.
Our £1.1 billion+ regional life sciences ecosystem employs around 7,000 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, through phases 1 to 4.
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. The city’s digital know-how was key in the National Institute for Health Research placing its unique ‘Innovation Observatory’ in Newcastle – using AI technology to search the globe for health innovations.