Bioscience and Healthcare

Cambridge is at the centre of Europe's leading bioscience and healthcare cluster, offering event organisers a wealth of opportunity to tap into expertise and research. With particular strengths in pharma and med tech, as well as both clinical and technical life science services, the region is a magnet for scientists, researchers and organisations wishing to collaborate and contribute to the global success of the UK in these fields.

Leading Institutions

The Cambridge Biomedical Campus is at the heart of Cambridge's biotechnology and healthcare cluster. Dating back to 1962, the Campus is currently undergoing a major expansion which will see it become one of the world's leading biomedical centres by 2020.

The campus also accomodates the MRC Laboratory for Molecular BiologyCancer Research UK Institute, the Insitutute of Metabolic Science as well as the Rosie and Addenbrooke's Hospitals; the new Papworth Hospital is due to open at the campus in 2018.

A number of world-class science parks are located on the outskirts of the city including the Cambridge Science ParkBabraham Institute, the Wellcome Genome Campus and St John's Innovation Centre.

A Knowledge Intensive Community

Over 339 of the world's leading biomedical and healthcare companies have made Cambridge their home, attracted by the thriving, knowledge intensive community of scientists, researchers and healthcare professionals. The sector employs over 12,000 people in Cambridge and has a collective turnover of over £2bn. 

Attracting Organisations

Organisations based in Cambridge include, amongst others, Astrazeneca which recently relocated its global headquarters to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Napp Pharmaceutical Holdings LtdIllumina Cambridge LtdAmgen Ltd and Abcam PLC.

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