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Life Sciences

Our R&D strengths in key growth areas such as regenerative medicine and stem cells with innovative firms specialising in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical software, imaging and diagnostics, makes Stoke-on-Trent an attractive investment for businesses in the life sciences and medical technology sector.

There are a number of opportunities at Keele University Science and Innovation Park, which offers lab space to design and build with its Innovation Centres specially developed for medical technology businesses to foster collaborations with industry and healthcare providers. The David Attenborough Laboratories, a £45m investment has significantly expanded its School of Life Sciences teaching and research areas with state-of-the-art facilities. Based in Keele is Charles River, previously Cobra Biologics, a key company in manufacturing and supplying the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Keele university is a partner of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Regenerative Medicine
Keele medical school 9th best UK university for medicine (The Guardian 2023)
7,750 employed in Scientific R&D & technical activites
Over 11,000 studying life sciences & medical related courses at 2 local universities
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