Driving Life Sciences Business In the UK Midlands Region - Medilink Midlands
Page content transcription
If your browser does not render page correctly, please read the page content below
2 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 3 Sir John Peace Contents Introduction Welcome to Midlands Engine for Growth 03 With an economy worth more Why Locate Here? 05 than £200 billion a year ... Strengths of the Midlands Engine 07 the Midlands has become a real Core Life Sciences Business Resources 11 focus for UK Life Science research Life Sciences has become a multi-billion dollar, global business. It tackles issues Regional Centres of Clinical Research Excellence 14 and business growth. which know no borders - health and disease, well-being and the ageing of populations – by fostering an environment of international co-operation. Trauma & Defence Medicine Sir John Peace - Chairman, Midlands Engine With an economy worth more than £200 billion a year, the Midlands, with • Major Trauma Centres 15 its excellent national and international transport connections, particularly in Birmingham and Nottingham, has become a real focus for UK Life Science • Orthopaedic Centres 16 research and business growth. Clinical Trials, Testing & Research 20 The Midlands is also driving the sector internationally, not least because our • Medical Supply Chain 22 world-class universities, 7 of which have medical schools, promote strong collaboration between academia, industry and health. Trading Stories 24 Due to a unique cluster of specialist provision, the Midlands is the UK’s centre The Future and in Progress 27 for Trauma & Defence Medicine. The new Defence and National Rehabilitation • Life Sciences Space Opportunities Centre is under construction at Stanford Hall in Nottinghamshire. • Science & Business Space Opportunities 29 The Midlands has stable yet diverse urban and rural population demographics and our Clinical Trial capability is extensive, with over 3,500 studies carried out Travel & Location 31 by regional health organisations in 2016. Support for Investors 32 We have strong life science supply chains, including manufacturing companies and contract research organisations resulting in a diverse, adaptive and strong offer to inward investors. From Med-Tech to Bio, the Midlands offers a strong support network to businesses moving into the region. With specialist sector knowledge and local networks across the region, we offer support from the Academic Health Science Networks and Medilinks, through to our Growth Hubs. Our Centre for Healthcare Equipment and Technology Adoption at Nottingham University Hospital, was set-up as a direct response to the challenge from the NHS to adopt new devices and put new technologies into practice. The already strong economy of the Midlands will be further enhanced by the major investments the UK government is making, namely HS2 high speed rail, which will have a profoundly transformative effect on the region. As a Midlander I know what a great place the Midlands is to live and work in. As you read on, I hope you will realise this too. I hope you decide to join us. Sir John Peace Chairman, Midlands Engine Designed and produced by Medilink Midlands 2020 on behalf of Department of International Trade (DIT)
3 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 4 Within top 3 14% of all UK Life Sciences employment is in the Midlands (33,964 Jobs), identified as Welcome within the top three by the Office of Life for UK Life Sciences Sciences (OLS). The Midlands Engine The Midlands particularly excels in MedTech specialist service and supply businesses, ranking Ranked 2nd for Growth first ahead of the South East and East of England, with over 12,000 jobs and 14% of the national Located in the centre of the United employment total (12% in BioPharma and nearly for specialist service and 20% in MedTech) Kingdom, the Midlands Engine is the supply companies heartbeat of the nation’s economy. The Midlands Engine is the place to do business, with a world- class research and innovation infrastructure The Midlands Engine has strength in core MedTech industry, with 7% of employment including science and technology parks and business incubation facilities, alongside the delivery of Second largest (18,417 jobs) in Medical Technology, making the Midlands the second largest UK employer in knowledge exchange programmes. MedTech - This is further strengthened by the Home to the largest number of medical technology UK employer in MedTech Defence Medicine Rehabilitation Centre's service and supply companies in the country, with a location in the region. strong life sciences pedigree that stretches from Nottingham, with BioCity as its centrepiece, to Birmingham and the Institute for Translational Medicine. The region is also underpinned by a strong In 2018/19, the Midlands Engine region private sector base containing globally significant attracted 224 Foreign Direct Investment companies such as 3M, Abbott Healthcare, Orion Pharma., Parexel, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Reckitt projects in total across the region, creating over 6,000 new jobs and safeguarding a 16% Benckiser, Catalent Pharma Solutions and Quotient further 1,056. The region accounted for 16% Sciences, as well as key manufacturers Jaguar Land of the UK’s overall exports in 2013, selling to Rover, Rolls Royce (Aerospace) and JCB, to name but a over 178 coun-tries worldwide. Exports of the UK’s overall exports few. increased by 38% between 2010 and 2013 The Midlands Engine has over 1,200 life sciences Broad Street, Birmingham, courtesy of the © West Midlands Growth Company businesses supporting over 33,000 high skilled jobs. Of the 5.2 million people working in the Midlands Engine, 41.6% are in knowledge intensive sectors. Stable population It is recognised that the Midlands Engine is home to a large, ethnically diverse and stable The Midlands Engine links the UK to the rest of the population with the largest non-white British world through its network of freight and passenger population outside of London. This large and airports, and connects the country through its road Large, ethnically diverse and stable, diverse ethnic population and network and rail links. 90% of all UK businesses are demographic mix provides a perfect platform within 4 hours’ drive from the Midlands. stable population for medical research and clinical trials The Midlands has a rich set of research and innovation assets. Home to 20 Universities, with 2 of these in the Top 15 UK Universities, supported by a network of 40 Further Education Colleges, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework found world leading research in The Midlands Engine has 6 medical schools; each 14% 281 University departments. One of our Midlands benefiting from proximity to, and close working with, Engine Universities ranks in the UK top 10 for NHS Trusts. 1 in 7 (14%) of the UK's Medical Schools research power. are based in the Midlands. 14% of all UK Medical The Midlands Engine contributes over £200 billion a Schools are based in the year to the UK economy, with a fifth of all UK Midlands manufacturing jobs being based in the Midlands.
Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 6 Why locate here s s Skills Base The Midlands Engine is home to extensive research and • A knowledgeable and collaborative life sciences skills base • 20-29 year olds are the largest demographic group 52 NHS Trusts 21 Innovation Centres 2 Airports including one 24 Hr Air Freight Airport development facilities, as well as one of Europe’s largest and • Around 5.2million people (15.9 ) In the Midlands are in • 42 Clinical Terminal 20 most diverse populations. employment, with 41.6 judged to be in knowledge intensive sectors. Commissioning The availability of land and development opportunities within • 33,964 highly skilled jobs in life sciences Groups Universities 7 the region for companies looking to expand or invest in the life • 46,111 A level students in the Midlands Engine with 18 out of 20 sciences sector and take advantage of accelerated clinical • Percentage of students achieving grades AAB or better • 10 Sustainability Universities programmes, along with an established and well-connected life at A level: 15.1 Rail freight terminals sciences community, provides exciting opportunities to new and offering courses and existing businesses. This, combined with state of the art Clinical trials Transformation connected to clinical and global healthcare facilities, drives strong Partnerships health collaboration between academia, industry and health to give the region’s • 86 Clinical Trial facilities - one in five uk Clinical Trial Facilities are in the Midlands and the Midlands has (22.7 of UK 1 UK’s largest cargo life sciences industry a competitive advantage. For companies operating on a global level, the Midlands Engine is a catalyst for extending supply chains and a key to long term growth. • Unique population a large and stable, diverse ethnic population and demographic mix provides a perfect platform for medical research and clinical trials (largest STPs) • Serving a footprint 7 Enterprise ones within easy reach of the motorway tonnage port non-white British population outside of London) of over 10 million network and Connectivity & Accessibility people Airports • The Midlands has more clinical trial facilities than any other English region At the heart of road and rail infrastructure, the Midlands strategic road and rail networks such as the M6, the M1, the West Coast Mainline, the East Coast Mainline, and the Liveability & Affordability Midlands Mainline are all of national importance. The East • Wide range of residential properties available in a mix Midlands Gateway project provides a Strategic Rail Freight of urban and rural locations Interchange with up to 6 million sq ft of new distribution and • Average house price 213,481 (London 625,817 / storage buildings, built next to the UK’s only 24 hour Air South East (Oxford) 412,125 / East of England Freight Terminal airport with links to the motorway network (Cambridge) allowing goods to be shipped easily anywhere across the UK, • 315,176). (Source: Rightmove, 28/02/2020) an import and export advantage. • Region boasts Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Peak District and the Cotswolds Manufacturing & Supply Chain Cost of living on average 22 lower than London, 22 lower than the South East (Oxford), 10 lower than the • The Midlands has a strong advanced manufacturing and East of England (Cambridge) and 10 lower than the engineering base which employs 614,000 people and national average accounts for one fifth of the UK’s manufacturing employment. Infrastructure & Capacity • 664 core medical technologies businesses and a further 313 associated service and supply businesses 23 of • Wide range of accommodation available from new build the UK total. to established research & development facilities • 1209 life sciences & healthcare businesses • 9 Growth Hubs Academia Science Park Nottingham • 18 out of 20 Universities offer courses connected to health s s • 6 Schools of Medicine s ss s • Midlands Engine Institutions secured over 20 of all UK Research Council Funding in 2019, over 246m. • World-leading research in 281 University departments • 666 Secondary Schools - 15.1 achieve AAB or better at A Level
7 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 8 Strengths of the Midlands The Midlands Engine offers an unparalleled blend Clinical Collaborations Business Support of businesses, Universities and research translation The region’s two Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) Medilink Midlands centres, coupled with strong collaboration, research lead, catalyse and drive co-operation and productivity between Academia, Industry, Health and care providers and commissioners The Life Sciences Industry Association, with and clustering activities which combine to make an and citizens, helping to accelerate the adoption of innovation to generate continuous improvement in the Midlands Engine health and offices in both East and West Midlands, supporting the regions Life Sciences Sector for wealth. They both have specific Themes and Priorities in which established and well-connected eco-system. over a decade Clinical, Academia and Industry collaborate in order to provide solutions to health and social care challenges. Three solutions that have evolved to address these challenges with clinical and industry >1200 The Midlands Region is home to notable high growth Life sciences & healthcare compan-ies indigenous to the Midlands, including the Academic Collaborations collaborations are: businesses within the Midlands Binding Site, Salts Healthcare, Quotient Sciences, SCRIPT Medicines Management - To address the training need Engine Region Sygnature Discovery, Charnwood Molecular, Kimal Plc, Midlands Innovation (www.midlandsinnovation.org.uk) relating to medicines management and medicines optimisation, an Pennine Healthcare, Alliance Medical, Biocomposites, eLearning programme for nurses was developed, based on the Thea Pharmaceuticals, and XenoGesis. A collaboration of eight research-orientated Universities (Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, established successful SCRIPT programme for Foundation trainee Alongside these local companies, there are established multinationals including Parexel, McKesson UK, Clinigen Loughborough, Nottingham, and Warwick) combining their collective excellence to unite the power of University doctors. Partner Organisations: University of Birmingham; Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust; Health Education England. £246 m Group, Worldwide Clinical Trials, 3M, Fresenius Medical research with the unique strengths of Midlands industry to With 20 Universities, Midlands Engine Care, Catalent Pharma Solutions and Walgreens Boots drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills Atrial Fibrillation - AF Advance Programme - Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the most common forms of abnormal heart rhythm and a Institutions secured over 20% of all UK Alliance. This sub-sector is further strengthened by the development. major cause of stroke. Working with CCGs, the EMAHSN has Research Council Funding in 2019, over £246m. expansion of Almac with the move from their Northern Ireland Headquarters on to the Charnwood Campus in engaged with healthcare professionals to put in practices new 3 Midlands Innovation Universities are in the Top approaches to improve diagnosis and treatment. Since the launch of £4 bn Leicestershire, as well as by the move of Abbott 100 QS World University rankings. Healthcare from Stratford to Solihull. the project 896 devices have been deployed to participating practices and support services in the East Midlands to increase 4 noted in the top 20 for the detection and protection rates. The AF Advance Programme has The further success of local companies can also be 2020 The Complete University Guide. Midlands Enterprise Universities evidenced through the healthy level of company seen an increase in detection with an additional 6,247 people collectively contribute more than £4 acquisitions. diagnosed with AF in 2018/19 and an additional 5,510 East Midlands The 8 Midlands Innovation Universities generated billion to the region’s economy patients being treated for AF (2018/19). On average this has £550m in consolidated research grants and contributed to 220 people avoiding a stroke and a reduction of 73 Of the 38 UK local Enterprises Partnerships (LEPs), 9 are contracts in one year. 14% deaths. located in the Midlands Engine. LEPs provide a range of activities and 10% of all UK postgraduate students are at services with the aim of adding significant value to local Midlands Innovation Universities The Transfer of Medicines Programme aims to implement a process that can facilitate the safe transfer of medicines at both the The Midlands Engine's 6 Medical Schools delivery and maximising the collective impact of the Midlands Midlands Enterprise Universities interface and handover of care. The process will support the account for 14% of the UK total. Engine. To facilitate enterprise development they operate: (www.midlandsenterpriseuniversities.co.uk) medicines reconciliation process to reduce medication-prescribing • Growth Hubs errors. Partner organisations: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS 10 Universities train Midwives; 11 Universities A partnership of seven entrepreneurial Universities Foundation Trust; Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust; Pfizer train Nurses; 15 regional Universities offer • Enterprise Zones (Birmingham City, Coventry, Nottingham Trent, Derby, Ltd. Additionally 3,063 patients in the East Midlands have received clinical related & professions allied to • European Structural and Investment Funds Programmes Lincoln, Wolverhampton and De Montfort) working together extra support with their medicines on discharge. medicine courses to drive productivity and economic growth across the There are 21 Midlands innovation centres dedicated to Midlands through skills, innovation and enterprise have come The regional AHSNs are engaging with industry to facilitate Digital speeding up the growth and success of start-up and early- £3.9 bn together to: Health and healthcare innovations by providing advice and support stage companies. In 2017/18, Innovate UK awarded Grant Funding totalling £300m to the Midlands, representing • Enable innovation and to stimulate an innovation around Clinical Trials, Evaluation, IP Protection, Market over 25% of the UK Total. • ecosystem Deliver focused support to Midlands Engine Entry,Adoption, Inward Investment and Wealth Creation. Small and Medium sized businesses (SMEs) Industrial R&D is core to the Midlands Engine. • Provide multi-billion-pound investment into new 77 private hospitals Businesses invested over £3.9 billion in R&D in 2017 facilities for students and businesses with 47,000 employees engaged in R&D activity 159 NHS Hospitals
9 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 10 Strengths A critical emerging sector for the Midlands is Data- driven Healthcare and Digital Healthcare, with the of the Midlands region hosting a rapidly-growing cluster of digital health companies and more digital start-ups than any UK area outside of London. The Midlands also attracts global companies to relocate here through our distinctive NHS-partnering ecosystem, cutting-edge facilities and world-leading expertise, as well as critical focal sites including two UK Life Science Opportunity ones s Region s s ss s s s (Charnwood Campus and Birmingham Life Science Park). The Midlands is a health data and AI powerhouse, s s s s s as recognised by the UK Sector Deal. Within this area, s s s s there are two concentrations of activity: s s elerating isease o use in ustrial resear Utilising close relationships between academic/clinical s excellence and ethnically diverse population, and world- leading data scienceexpertise, the Midlands environment The Catapult Centres are a network of world delivers the unparalleled opportunity to reduce leading centres designed to transform the development time and costs of clinical trials to innovate UK’s capability for innovation in specific faster. This is demonstrated through our regional Value Manufacturing Catapult Centre, cou tesy of © Homes and Communit Agency areas and help drive future economic infrastructure including: the UK’s only Centre for growth. Patient Reported Outcomes, the Midlands HDRUK Substantive Site, the Centre for BME Health, the Medicines Discovery Midlands-Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre, Catapult laboratory - A new two UK Digital Innovation Hubs innovative Medicines (participating in a third), a fully integrated NIHR Discovery Catapult facility infrastructure coordinated by the three Midlands targeted at developing new Biomedical Research Centres, and some of the UK’s complex biological assays foremost diagnostic and experimental medicine and advanced biochemical capabilities (e.g. the UK’s largest NHS genetics service, analysis. Genomic Medicine Centre and NIHR award for the joint adult-paediatric facilities). All working collaboratively High alue Manufacturing with companies to develop technologies that support Catapult prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases. s The region is home to the largest number of H M is the application of MedTech service and supply companies and also leading edge technical home to over 20 of the UK’s manufacturing knowledge and expertise to eli ering unri alle igital in rastru ture To support s employment which provides 614,000 UK the creation of products, collaboration, mobilise NHS data and give patients manufacturing jobs. This market is fed by a highly- production processes, and across the UK faster access to pioneering new skilled talent pool and links to vibrant, world-class associated services. treatments, the region has developed a locally s research bases such as the four ‘Catapult’ centres developed and internationally leading digital health that bring together clinicians, scientists, engineers infrastructure. This features two Alan Turing Institute The Midlands Engine is the epicentre of and business to evolve medicines, manufacturing, sites, four NHS England Global Digital Exemplars, the Ansty Park, Coventry - H advanced manufacturing and engineering in transport and energy systems. The Manufacturing High Performance Computing Midlands Plus centre, the the UK, including innovative leaders in digital Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry is part of the PathLake Centre of Excellence, one of the world’s Energy Systems Catapult and collaborative production processes. Its High alue Manufacturing Catapult group and largest Arm-based supercomputer deployments and the Transformation of our whole extensive supply chain is reshaping chemicals, develops innovative manufacturing processes and UK’s largest IBM Power9 AI cluster. The Midlands offers energy system and capture base and fabricated metals, electrical items, technologies to support a range of manufacturing an unrivalled ability to link and analyse patient data, the new commercial prefabrication and subcontracting including sectors across the region and further afield. leverage our translational research infrastructure to opportunities created machinery for Life Sciences as well as other trial and validate new health interventions, and bring (covering electricity, heat sectors. those impacts back to the patient (as well as our and combustible gases). industry collaborators) at sufficient scale and pace to meet the Grand Challenges set by the UK Industrial Strategy.
11 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 1 Core Life Sciences s ss s s The Midlands region has six Medical Schools each Clinical Business Support Centres benefiting from proximity to, and close working with Hospital Trusts. The number of Medical Schools in the The Midlands Engine skills base makes it the go to Midlands represents 14 of all Medical Schools in location for organisations who want to develop diverse Science Park Nottingham England. This is also reflected in the scale of our and dynamic partnerships between businesses, regional training capacity in science and engineering. academia, suppliers and customers. The region is further Our Medical Schools are now working together with poised to capitalise on its ecosystem of assets to create other key stakeholders as the ‘Midlands Health a globally significant resource for the life sciences Innovation’ group. industry, bringing together industry with clinical, scientific and academic excellence across an integrated medical and life sciences community. The Midlands Significant strength cross-region Engine has several well-established life sciences The region has significant strength in clinical trials in locations. These clusters offer instant networks, access terms of both infrastructure and expertise - the to professional services, academia, industry support and 6 Institute of Translational Medicine (ITM) and the funding. Birmingham Centre for Clinical Trials, with specific expertise in the design and running of medical device Below we highlight a few of the non-commercial trials (D3B team) and high accrual rates. One of facilities. ngham’s Patient Reported Outcomes Centre). s s Europe’s largest academic trials infrastructures, together with the Leicester, Nottingham, Warwick and Derby Clinical Trials Units, amounts to a The NCSEM-EM aims to apply world- class expertise to policies and practice significant proportion of the UK’s clinical trials that will benefit the health and capability. wellbeing of the nation from everyday people at risk of ill health through to 5 elite athletes. 1 3 Evidence shows that sport, exercise s s s s s s 4 s and physical activity are effective in the prevention, treatment and management of disease and can s s enhance mental health and wellbeing, CHEATA was set up within the 2 Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) reducing the risk of mental illnesses The East & West Midlands CRN’s (Clinical transcends organisational Department of Clinical such as depression, dementia and The Birmingham Institute of s s s Research Networks) are two of the 15 boundaries to rapidly translate Engineering at NUH NHS Trust in Al heimer’s. The NCSEM-EM will build Translational Medicine aims to s healthcare research findings into response to the challenge laid out on this evidence in four key research regional networks within England which promote specific interactions new diagnostics, drugs and devices in Innovation Health and Wealth areas which will be translated into across disciplines and with industry form part of the National Institute for Two key organisations working for patients. It is a strategic alliance - Accelerating Adoption and teaching and training through our to accelerate development of Health Research (NIHR). The CRNs are across all areas of the Midlands between the University of Diffusion in the NHS to help the educational programmes and the innovations into concepts and funded by the Department of Health, Engine that strive to bring Academia, Birmingham and two NHS NHS become the best health clinical services we offer. assets that directly benefit Business and Clinicians together are and are the clinical research delivery arm The NCSEM-EM is one of three hubs Foundation Trusts Birmingham system in the world by rapidly healthcare. It brings together the East & West Midlands AHSNs, of the NHS. As part of the wider NIHR, Women’s & Children’s, and forming the National Centre for Sport people with relevant skills from who are there to generate, interface the Network provides infrastructure to adopting new devices and and Exercise Medicine, along with University Hospitals Birmingham different disciplines, such as and support interactions for Clinical support clinical research in the NHS, technologies into practice. London and Sheffield. The East where members collaborate to cancer, inflammation, rare diseases excellence and economic growth giving patients access to new treatments. bring healthcare innovations CHEATA is hosted by Clinical Midlands hub is a partnership between and bioengineering, and provides through their research support, Their priority is to proactively support through to clinical application. Its Engineering service at the University of Leicester, infrastructure, such as informatics, adoption of technology and the Life Sciences industry to deliver high unique ecosystem enables the full Nottingham University Hospitals Loughborough University, The biorepositories and a stratified signposting services to specific spectrum of translational medicine: NHS Trust. University of Nottingham, University quality clinical research in the NHS, and medicine laboratory, to speed up regional clinical and business encompassing health data an Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and the translation of new discoveries to enable this they have developed a expertise and assistance. range of free services and support tools. established local health system Nottingham University Hospitals NHS into health applications. academic excellence and an Trust. extensive clinical trials capability.
13 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 14 Core Life Sciences Regional Centres of Clinical Research Excellence Business Resources • Advanced Therapies Facility (University of Birmingham) • Anthony Nolan Cell Therapy Centre (Nottingham Trent • Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) (Nottingham Trent University) University) • MindTech Healthcare Technology Co-operative • Arden Tissue Bank (University Hospital Coventry) (Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust) • Birmingham University Imaging Centre (University of • MindTech national centre for mental healthcare and dementia. Birmingham) • Motion and Performance Centre (MPC) (University of • Cancer Research UK Birmingham Centre (University Worcester) Hospitals Birmingham) • MRC Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal • Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (University of Ageing Research (University of Birmingham) Birmingham) • National Pollen Research and Aerobiology Centre – Darwin • Cancer Research UK Experimental Cancer Care Medicine Centre (University of Worcester) • NHS Blood and Transplant Service (NHSBT) (University Centre (University of Birmingham) Hospitals Birmingham) • Centre for Analytical Science (Loughborough University) • NHS Global Digital Exemplar (University Hospitals • Centre for Biological Engineering (Loughborough University) Birmingham) • Centre for Biomolecular Sciences (University of Nottingham) • NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East Midlands • Centre for Clinical Haematology (University Hospitals • NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West Midlands Birmingham) • NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Inflammation • Centre for Computational Biology (University of Birmingham) • NIHR Birmingham Clinical Research Facility • Centre for Healthcare Technologies (University of • NIHR Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Research Facility Nottingham) • NIHR Global Health Research Group on Global COPD in • Centre for Healthcare Technology Assessment (CHEATA), Primary Care (University of Birmingham) • Centre for Patient Reported Outcome Research (CPROR) • NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Global Surgery • Centre for Prognosis Research (Keele University) (University of Birmingham) • Centre for Rare Diseases (University Hospitals Birmingham) • NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre - Respiratory, The Midlands Engine region • Centre for Translational Inflammation Research (University of Lifestyle, Precision Medicine & Cardiovascular (University Birmingham) Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, University of Leicester and is a distinctive UK centre for • Centre for Vision & Hearing Research (Aston University) Loughborough University) • Centre of Precision Rehabilitation for Spinal Pain (University • NIHR Leicester Clinical Research Facility clinical trials, and research and of Birmingham) • NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre - Respiratory, • Clinical Immunology Service (University of Birmingham) Mental Health & Technology, Musculoskeletal, Hearing, development, having a wealth • East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (University Hospitals Gastrointestinal & Liver and MRI Imaging (Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of of experience across a wide • of Leicester NHS Trust) Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (The Black Country LEP, Nottingham) • NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility range of diseases, conditions • West Midlands) EPRSC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Regenerative • NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre and clinical settings, all of which Medicine (Loughborough University) • NIHR Trauma Management MedTech Co-operative • EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in • NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (University need specific trial designs to test Regenerative Medicine (Keele University) Hospitals Birmingham) • EPSRC and MRC Centre for Doctoral Training in and evaluate them accurately Regenerative Medicine (University of Nottingham) • Phenome Centre Birmingham (University of Birmingham) • Precision Medicine Institute (University of Leicester) • European Association for Cancer Research (University of and sufficiently. To facilitate the Nottingham) • Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (University Hospitals Birmingham) • European Centre of Excellence in Tissue Engineering (Keele needs of Industry and to satisfy University) • Science, Technology and Prototyping Centre (Black Country LEP) • Health Services Management Centre (University of their regulatory requirements Birmingham) • Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research (University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women & • in order to bring ideas and • Henry Wellcome Building for Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Human Biomaterials Resource Centre (University of Children’s Hospital) • Transplant Unit Cardio-Thoratic, Liver, Kidney (renal), and concepts to market, the region • Birmingham) Insitute for Mental Health (University of Birmingham) Intestinal (University Hospitals Birmingham) • Transplant Unit Kidney (renal) (City Hospital, Nottingham) has evolved a wide range of • Insitute for Mental Health (University of Nottingham) • Transplant Unit Liver (Birmingham Children’s Hospital) • Institute of Digital Healthcare (University of Warwick) • UK’s National Sperm Bank (Birmingham Women’s Hospital) industry medical support • John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre (Nottingham Trent • West Midlands Genomics Medicine Centre (University University) Hospitals Birmingham) organisations, both public sector • Keele Anatomy and Surgical Training Centre (Keele • West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory (Birmingham University) Women and Children’s Hospital) NHS and Academic as well as • Leicester Bone Bank (University Hospitals of Leicester) • Leicester Precision Medicine Institute (University of commercial. Leicester)
1 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 16 Trauma & Defence Medicine Major Trauma - Civilian East Midlands Major Trauma Centre (EMMTC) – University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) - s s s Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Major Trauma & Critical Care Since the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre (MTC) opened in April 2012, The Queen Eli abeth Hospital 645 lives have been saved that Birmingham (QEHB) has the largest single Critical Care Unit in without the advanced skills and interventions received would Europe, with 100 bed spaces. To date 75 of these are open. otherwise not be expected to survive their injuries. The East Critical Care provides 24/7 treatment to adults, in a separate Midlands MTC is the busiest in the country and has the and self-contained area of the hospital. It is dedicated to the strongest clinical outcomes nationally. management and monitoring of patients with life threatening conditions. It provides specialist skills which include medical, nursing and other personnel experienced in the management of these patients. UHB are specialist providers of a wide range of disciplines which include neurosurgery, burns, liver surgery, oncology, cardiac surgery, transplants and organ donation, plastic surgery, dermatology, maxillofacial, renal surgery, stroke, vascular surgery and urology. The Robert ones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (R AH) The Robert ones and University Hospitals Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Coventry & Warwickshire – MTC Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (R AH) is a leading orthopaedic centre of excellence. A UHCW is proud to have been specialist hospital with a reputation for innovation, the Trust successfully re-certified as a provides a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal (bone, Centre of Excellence (CoE) for joint and tissue) surgical, medical and rehabilitation services Gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) locally, regionally and nationally. R AH is a founder member Neuroendocrine Services by the European of the Specialist Orthopaedic Alliance (SOA) Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS). The Trust is also delighted to have been newly certified as a CoE for The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Lung Neuroendocrine Tumours. Both of these Foundation Trust accreditations highlight prestigious services and Picture courtesy of the © West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust establish UHCW as a leading Trust in treatment for The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust in patients in these areas. Birmingham is one of the largest orthopaedic University Hospitals of North Midlands – centres in Europe. The Trust offers planned specialist care for all of the orthopaedic MTC UHNM was the first acute NHS subspecialties, from elective arthroplasty for local patients, Trust to provide job planned pre- through to regional and supra-regional services (for example hospital time for trauma in spinal surgery and oncology). anaesthetists and enter into a formalised partnership with pre-hospital providers to supply pre-hospital emergency medicine consultants on a regular The Midlands Engine is the UK’s centre for basis.UHNM receives patients from all across the North Trauma & Defence Medicine, with the tri- Midlands Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire as well service Royal Centre for Defence Medicine as further afield from North Wales (RCDM) located at University Hospitals Birmingham Children’s Hospital - Paediatric Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, and the Headquarters of the MTC Surgeon General together with the oint Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the UK’s leading specialist Medical Command at Lichfield. Completing paediatric centre, caring for sick the region’s unparalleled expertise, The children and young people up to new Defence Medical Rehabilitation the age of 16. Centre known as ‘DMRC Stanford Hall’ Rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in February 2017, it is near Loughborough, started treating a world leader in some of the most advanced treatments, patients in October 2018. complex surgical procedures and cutting-edge research and development.
17 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 18 Trauma & Defence Medicine Royal Centre for Defence Medicine Defence College of Healthcare Education (RCDM) and Training (DCHET) Established in 2001, the RCDM’s primary role is The Defence College of Healthcare Education and Training is the focal point for the reception of military based at the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Whittington near casualties from overseas, providing a ‘front Lichfield. It delivers individual medical training and education door’ from the battlefield into the NHS. to agreed standards and in accordance with current Defence (including Reserves & Civil Service Clinical staff) policies, on Nested within the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham behalf of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. (QEHB) , the RCDM supports the QEHB in its role as the principal acute receiving hospital in the UK. It does this It facilitates, through extensive relationships with Midlands- The Midlands – through the provision of military manpower and specialist based and other academic institutions, all external DMS Medical The Home of Military Medicine military expertise in order to facilitate the military patient care Officer, General Practitioner, undergraduate Nurse and Allied pathway. Healthcare Professionals specific training and education. In addition, DCHET’s courses are distributed under licence and The centre of gravity of Defence Medicine is now firmly This means that while the NHS leads in the delivery of the franchise on a global scale. This is achieved while maintaining a established in the Midlands, with the Royal Centre for clinical capability, it benefits from the co-location of the RCDM strong military ethos, alongside military and physical Defence Medicine located at University Hospitals and its ability to enhance NHS services with, for example, development, to deliver appropriately trained and prepared Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, and the Defence military focused rehabilitation and occupational health for military healthcare professionals. Rehabilitation Centre, based at Stanford Hall Estate military patients. In addition, the RCDM is able to reassign military clinical staff to assist the NHS in the treatment of The education delivered by DCHET supports military operations near Loughborough since 2018. The Headquarters of military patients when required. worldwide, and the effects of its training have seen a positive the Surgeon General and the Defence College for impact on operational effectiveness. Healthcare Education and Training are located at Ideally, care should extend beyond the patient’s immediate Defence Medical Services (Whittington), the site of the clinical needs. As such, the RCDM is uniquely enhanced to Providing 127 different courses to 8,600 students each year, former Staffordshire Regiment Headquarters south of provide medical administration and welfare support to military DCHET is as unique is it is diverse. DCHET delivers over 40,000 Lichfield. Although the Defence Medical Services, patients (and their families) admitted to the QEHB. This high quality training days annually, facilitating training in a comprising personnel from the Royal Navy, Army, ‘military bubble’ concept is necessary for the well-being of the professional, safe and compliant environment, which instils in its Royal Air Force, and Civil Service, are spread widely military casualty and forms a key component of our duty of students a confidence in both their training and themselves and, throughout the UK and overseas, the geographical care to our wounded, ill and sick. It is also something that the most importantly, an ability to deliver high levels of care RCDM can provide to other NHS specialist hospitals if wherever and whenever they are required to do so. focus of the components above consolidates the required. region’s position as an international centre of excellence for Defence Medicine. Finally, the RCDM also functions as a conventional Defence Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre Medical Group regional hub: military clinical staff maintain their skill-sets in NHS Trusts across the UK including Medical Directorate Birmingham, Oxford, Stoke, Nottingham, Peterborough, The DNRC programme is the late Duke of Westminster’s vehicle to deliver his vision of a pan-Government Cardiff and East Grinstead. The Medical Directorate is located within the University rehabilitation capability for Defence and the Nation, through of Birmingham Research Park and is the home for the Black Stork Charity, on the Stanford Hall Estate near military medicine Academic Departments and clinical Loughborough. The establishment of the Defence component of the DNRC provides a state-of the-art facility that will expertise for UK Defence. The Directorate’s mission is ensure the continued provision of world-leading rehabilitation to improve patient care within Defence through for our sick and injured Service personnel. The Defence Innovation, Research & Development, and Healthcare facility opened in 2018 and replaced the former Defence Engagement, regionally, nationally and internationally. Medical Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court, Surrey. The nine academic departments are Mental Health; Nursing; General Practice and Primary Care; Anaesthesia and Critical Care; Surgery; Medicine; Trauma & Orthopaedics; Emergency Medicine; and Military Rehabilitation. The Directorate has built a world renowned reputation for trauma innovation following recent campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. Current © Crown copyright . health and health science research is focused on rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal injury, prolonged care (both pre-hospital and deployed hospital care) and military mental health.
19 Driving Life Sciences Business Driving Life Sciences Business 20 Clinical Trials, Testing Clinical Trials The Midlands Engine is driving up business innovation and improving productivity and competitiveness. Our Universities and businesses work together to bring forward innovations that support our key sectors and their supply chains. and Research Regional NHS Trusts are conducting research for Blue Chip Multi-nationals together with leading national and international companies, such as: • AB Sciences • Bayer • Hoffman-La Roche • Parexel • Abbott • Boehringer Ingelheim • INC Research • Pfizer • Abbvie • Boston Scientific • Intel • PRA Health Sciences Clinical Services, Activity and Midlands Engine NHS Centres • Alexion • Bristol Myers Squibb • Janssen-Cilag • Roche Products Facilities The 80+ Midlands Engine NHS centres that provide Pharmaceuticals • Celgene Corporation • Medimmune • Sandoz commercial research services also have a plethora • Allergan • Diiachi Sankyo • Medtronic • Sanofi-Aventis Midlands Engine NHS Trusts conduct a wide range of of facilities in which to support and facilitate their • Amgen • Eli Lilly • MSD • Servier research work on behalf of and in association with investigations and trials from; Imaging (MRI Scanning • Arthrysys • Genentech • Novartis • Shire industry. to Dexa Scanning), Laboratory Work (Histology, • Astellas Pharma • Gilead • Novo Nordisk • Sorin Pathology etc.) to Data Analysis and Health Last year regional health organisations conducted over • AstraZeneca UK • GSK • Onyx Therapeutics Economics. There are also 42 regional CCG (Clinical 4,100 portfolio studies with over 136,000 patients and this Commissioning Groups) that are conducting • Baxter Healthcare does not include the direct commercial work that was community and delivery based studies - the majority performed for companies. of which are portfolio work but some of these are engaged in commercial studies. Research undertaken for industry takes various forms related to patient care, outcomes and service delivery. These studies and trials can be: Clinical Trials of an Leicester Bone Bank CRO’s & Product Testing Facilities Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMPs) from phase I to IV, Human Factors Studies, Human Tissue Studies: tissue Leicester Bone Bank is a bone and tissue bank which There is a significant array of Clinical Research Organisations (CRO’s), product testing facilities and regulatory affairs organisations sample studies including the 100K Genome Project, stores and supplies bones and other tissues to transplant within the Midlands Engine region to meet any life sciences organisations’ manufacturing or regulatory requirements; from Questionnaires and other Qualitative Studies, through to surgeons all over the United Kingdom as well as for research. It is now the largest NHS hospital based tissue materials and product testing to drug discovery and testing; and from laboratory to 1st in man clinical trials to provision of Research Database Studies such as de-nominalised NHS completed regulatory certification. bank in the country. They collect bones from many patient data via specialist NHS centres such as the Clinical hospitals across the country and supply surgeons Research Informatics Unit; Data to Knowledge Unit throughout the UK and are regulated by the Department Many of the Midlands Engine companies that support, facilitate and service the Life Sciences sector with testing and clinical trials (including the advanced IT link between the University of of Health’s Human Tissue Authority. for validation and certification are listed below. These services can work with local regulatory experts and notifiable bodies to Leicester and UHL facilitating the utilisation of patient provide the legal requirements to market products within the UK, Europe, USA and elsewhere within the world. These complement information for research). 100K Genome Project the equally large number of University, NHS and hospital based trials and testing facilities, with additional healthcare and clinical industry related services. Midlands Engine Trusts have intensely embraced this UK Whilst the majority of the trials conducted within Midlands project which has successfully sequenced 100,000 • Adkins Medical Market • Crown Bioscience UK • Paracelsis • Wolfson Labs Engine Trusts are for Pharmaceutical Studies there is a genomes from around 70,000 people. To date, actionable Research • Drugs with a Difference • Parexel Informatics • Worldwide Clinical Trials growing activity in Clinical Evaluation and Human Factors findings have been found for 1 in 4/1 in 5 rare disease • Alta Bioscience • WRK Design Services patients, and around 50% of cancer cases contain the • Eady Project Services • Peakdale Molecular Ltd work for medical devices, technology and systems by the • Archimedes Development Ltd potential for a therapy or a clinical trial. • Fleming Polymer • Pepceuticals Ltd • XenoGesis Ltd Centre for Healthcare Technology Assessment (CHEATA), Ltd Testing & Consultancy • PharMomentum Ltd Nottingham and the recent Medical Device Technology • Astrimmune • Food & Drug Analytical • Pure Drug Safety Ltd Regulatory Organisations Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC), Birmingham who lead much Transplant Units • Aurelia Bioscience Services Ltd of this work and activity together with many of the larger • Pyrus Pharma Ltd • Advena Ltd There are 5 specialist Transplant Units within the region - • BCM Specials (a member of • Gammadot Rheology regional NHS Trusts. • Quotient Sciences Ltd these are: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham - • Haemostatix Ltd • Birmingham Quality UK Alliance Boots) NEQAS Cardiothoracic, Liver, Kidney (renal) and Intestinal; • RAPRA The region houses four Tissue Bank centres; Arden Tissue • Histologix Ltd Coventry University Hospital – Kidney (Renal); Leicester • Biopharma Stability • Reach Separations Ltd • Formpipe Life Science Bank, based at University Hospitals Coventry & Testing Laboratory • Ian Wilding Associates General Hospital – Kidney (Renal); Birmingham Children’s • Lloyds Register Quality Warwickshire, which provides researchers with access to a • Renasci Consultancy Ltd Hospital - Liver and City Hospital,Nottingham - Kidney • Birmingham Health • Inocardia Ltd Assurance Ltd diverse range of high quality human tissue; the Human (renal). These centres engage in various aspects of Partners (BHP) • Retrogenix • Intelligent OMICS Ltd • Medical Device Biomaterials Resource Centre (HBRC) Birmingham is a research in relation to the safe removal (harvesting), • Catalent Pharma Solutions • Sequani Ltd transportation and transplantation of these organs and • Lucideon Consultancy (HTA) licensed human sample biorepository with facilities Ltd • Source Bioscience for: bespoke tissue collection, high quality storage space tissue. • MD-TEC • Maetrics • CellAura Technologies Ltd • Sygnature Discovery for large collections and access to archived diagnostic • Medsyndesign Ltd • Cellomatics Biosciences • TumorTrace fixed tissue blocks and associated data; Nottingham The Anthony Nolan Cell Therapy Centre Ltd • Mercian Science Ltd Health Science Biobank (NHSB) provides a centralised, • Synexus Ltd • Charnwood Molecular Ltd • Morningside quality assured, biofluid and tissue resource to underpin Pharmaceuticals • TRW Conekt The Anthony Nolan Cell Therapy Centre is based at the • CHEATA translational studies and adding value to clinical trials with Clifton Campus of Nottingham Trent University. The • National Pollen and • TUV SUD Product a specialist area concerning Breast Cancer samples; Centre processes and stores cord blood for national and • Chembiotech Laboratories Service Aerobiology Research Leicester Biobank is equipped with robotic equipment international clinical transplantation centres. • Clinigen Unit (NPARU) • Tyg Oncology capable of processing and storing biological samples from • Co-Formulate Ltd • Neurosolutions Ltd • Upperton Ltd The centre also carries out world-class research using up to 100,000 individuals. blood of non-clinical standard, and supplies cord blood to • Critical Pharmaceuticals Ltd • Winnats Scientific other approved research programmes throughout Services Europe.
2 Driving Life Sciences usiness Driving Life Sciences usiness 22 22 & Growing Clinical Trials, Testing and Research Medical Supply Chain With changes to the Medical Devices Regulation and CE Marking there is growing demand and requirement for Regulatory matters and approvals. All the professions 100 & Rising Leeds Leeds that assist companies to bring their products to market and maintain market share are There are over 100 NHS based NHS - Trials, Testing & Research Grimsby Grimsby Professional Services here from Reg Affairs, IP Lawyers & organisations engaged in clinical research, Manchester Manchester Liverpool Liverpool Accountants & Tax Advisors Insurance Firms to Translation, Market with at least 1 commercial trial or Acute Health Hospital Sheffield Sheffield Advertising & Marketing Analysis, PR and Sales, everything needed Ambulance Service evaluation being conducted by each Children’s Health Hospital Lincoln Lincoln Consultancies to ensure success. establishment. These organisations range Community Health Hospital Business Development / Support Community Health Specialist Centre Consultancies from Acute to Community Care through to 20,000 Staff Stoke on Trent Boston Stoke on Trent Boston / Clinic Nottingham Nottingham Funding - VC’s, Angel, Finance Derby Derby the specialist Hospitals such as Children’s, Dental Hospital Oswestry Oswestry & Investment Companies Loughborough Loughborough Women’s, Dental, Orthopaedics and Mental Health Hospital Insurance Brokers - Medical 12,000 people employed in the Midlands Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Mental Health Specialist Centre/Clinic Trauma. Ophthalmic Hospital Wolverhampton Leicester Peterborough Wolverhampton Leicester Peterborough Technology/ Life Sciences are engaged in Life Sciences, ust over IP & Legal Services 10 making us the 2nd largest employer Orthopaedic Specialist Hospital Birmingham Birmingham Market & Data Analysis Service / Other Specialist Treatment - Coventry Kettering Coventry Kettering of MedTech staff in the UK. The breadth 0.25m Students Specialist Centre/Hospital Trust Research Centre - Other Worcester Stratford-upon-Avon Northampton Cambridge Worcester Stratford-upon-Avon Northampton Cambridge Consultancies Marketing & Sales Consultancy of employment and range and number Women’s Health Hospital Public Relations and Communication of regional University graduates indicates Over 0.25 million students are taught by the Hereford Hereford Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Consultants the exceptional opportunities available to 20 Universities within the Midlands Engine. Regulatory Affairs Consultancies, support the entire supply chain. For R&D Luton Luton 18 Universities provide Medical and Life Notifiable Bodies & Quality Assurance 24 and manufacturing as well as businesses Sciences Courses, with 15 courses training Commercial - NHS - Trials, Testing & Research Oxford Professional Services Oxford Translation & Interpretation requiring professional consultancy Trials, Testing & Research Writer - Technical / Regulatory Info / health professionals (Doctors, Nurses, London London support. Clinical Test/Diagnostic Laboratory Communication Midwives, Professions Allied to Health). 6 Services Schools of Medicine possibly the greatest density of Medical Schools in the UK. A Rich CRO Consultancy / Service Industrial Test & Evaluation 6m sq ft distribution Industrial Test & Evaluation - source of talent. Quality Standards Leeds Leeds Laboratory Services Laboratory Technology Logistics and shipping into and across the 159 / 52 R&D - Drugs / Vaccines / Diagnostics / Biomarkers Manchester Grimsby Manchester Grimsby Manufacturing Services UK is being super enhanced. East Midlands Gateway provides a Strategic Rail Freight R&D - Other Liverpool Liverpool Contract Manufacturer / There are 159 NHS Hospitals and 52 NHS Research Engineering Design Sheffield Sheffield Sub Assembly Interchange which accommodates up to 6 Trusts within the Midlands Engine region. Consultancies Lincoln Lincoln End Product Distributor / million sq ft of distribution and storage With a number of Specialist Trusts such as Supplier buildings. uilt next to the UK’s only Environmental Consultants / the Women’s (1 of only 4 in England) who Stoke on Trent Nottingham Boston Stoke on Trent Nottingham Boston 24 hour Air Freight Terminal Airport with Derby Derby Contractors also host the UK’s National Sperm ank, a Oswestry Oswestry links to the motorway network with the Loughborough Loughborough Industrial Design Consultancies modern, NHS based, fully-integrated donor Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Lean Management / ability to ship goods anywhere in the UK. Leicester Leicester recruitment, screening and banking centre Wolverhampton Peterborough Wolverhampton Peterborough Six Sigma Consultancies to meet all donor sperm requirements. Birmingham Coventry Kettering Birmingham Coventry Kettering Manufacturers - Drugs / Vaccines / Cements / Contrast Agents – Supply Chain Strength Pharma - Biotech Through the diversity of Life Sciences Academic Centres Northampton Northampton Clinical Trials Strength Medical Schools Hereford Worcester Stratford-upon-Avon Milton Keynes Cambridge Hereford Worcester Stratford-upon-Avon Milton Keynes Cambridge Material & Component Distributors businesses from MedTech, Diagnostics, iotech and Pharmaceutical there has University The Midlands strength lies in the spectrum University Clinical Trials Centre Luton Luton developed an equally diverse and of research undertaken in the region and University Life Sciences adaptable supply chain, this is further the opportunities that exist for Research Centre Academic Centres Oxford Manufacturing Services Oxford enhanced by the academic research bases not only within the Life Sciences sector collaborations. The region’s unique London London per se but within the Engineering, infrastructure offers an integrated Sciences, Computing and usiness research and innovation platform that Schools. The broad diversity of companies spans discovery, development, validation, Leeds Leeds in the region are also a magnet to attract clinical implementation and ultimately and retain high paid, qualified staff NHS Trust & Hospital Locations Transport, Packaging & Logistics through broader career opportunities with evaluation, making the Midlands the go-to Grimsby Grimsby Acute Hospital Manchester Manchester Automation Packaging / concomitant benefit to the regional location for accelerated execution and Liverpool Liverpool economy. This diversity of companies also Acute Hospital & Trust Main HQ Sheffield Sheffield Dispensing and Assembly Equipment - adoption of clinical trials. The Midlands has Acute Hospital / Design & Build - Sales provides sustainability in the sector as it is Lincoln Lincoln Specialist Treatment Centre one of the largest and most stable and Ambulance Service & Trust Main HQ Logistics & Warehousing Services not dependent on one principal company diverse populations in the UK with a Children’s Hospital Medical / Clinical Packaging Services and prevents susceptibility to any impacts Stoke on Trent Boston Stoke on Trent Boston Children’s Hospital & Trust Main HQ Nottingham Nottingham & Supplies on the regional economy by a loss of any demographic mix that gives the region an Oswestry Derby Derby Rail Freight Community Health Trust Main HQ Loughborough Oswestry ma or player. The region is particularly unrivalled patient catchment area making Community Hospital / Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Loughborough Main Airports well placed to take advantage of the trend Specialist Treatment Centre Smaller Airports it an unparalleled clinical research base for Community Hospital / Specialist Wolverhampton Leicester Peterborough Wolverhampton Leicester Peterborough towards outsourcing which is reflected in Life Sciences businesses. Thus the large Treatment Centre & Trust Main HQ Birmingham Birmingham the Midlands Engine’s strengths in its Dental Hospital Coventry Kettering Coventry Kettering stable population (multiple generations Mental Health - Hospital / service and supply chain across the of key ethnic groups) provides an ideal Treatment Centre Worcester Stratford-upon-Avon Northampton Cambridge Worcester Stratford-upon-Avon Northampton Cambridge pharmaceutical, biotech and medical Mental Health & Trust HQ technology sectors. The long medical living laboratory’ for supporting Ophthalmic Hospital Hereford Milton Keynes Hereford Milton Keynes technology heritage of the region also Orthopaedic Specialist Hospital translational medicine and, more widely, Luton Luton makes us well prepared Orthopaedic Hospital & Trust Main HQ 3 the balance of market push and pull that Trust Research Centre for the challenges of escalating regulatory Women’s Hospital & Trust Main HQ NHS Trust & Hospital Locations Oxford Transport, Packaging & Logistics Oxford requirements within the medical sector. keeps life sciences innovation relevant London and applicable. London
You can also read