Overview

Innovation leads to healthy growth

The England's East Midlands region offers compelling advantages for international healthcare and bioscience companies.

The region is home to some of the biggest names in healthcare, including AstraZeneca, 3M Healthcare, Trudell Medical International and Reckitt Benckiser.

Genetic fingerprinting and ibuprofen were discovered here, and our internationally renowned universities collaborate with business to bring the latest advances to market. The University of Nottingham has the UK's number one pharmacy school and conducts pioneering cancer research, the University of Leicester has the UK's only 5* rated genetics department and Loughborough University houses AstraZeneca’s £80m facilities.

The region's support network helps businesses thrive, with over 40 dedicated science parks and incubation centres, including BioCity Nottingham – the UK’s largest bioscience innovation centre. Support organisations including Medilink East Midlands, bioKneX and The East Midlands NHS Innovations Hub are also based here.
 
Key sectors > Healthcare and bioscience