Edinburgh’s and Midlothian’s life sciences research and community is amongst the best in the world.
A £900m shared vision between the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Enterprise, the Edinburgh BioQuarter (EBQ) site contains the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Chancellor’s Building, Queens Medical Research Building, the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine and NINE, designed specifically for rapidly growing life sciences companies and inward investors wishing to engage with the expertise on site. The replacement Royal Hospital for Sick Children is under construction with an anticipated completion date of 2017. Want to move your business to Edinburgh Bioquarter? Click here for more information.
This unique concept has brought together scientists from the University and NHS Lothian with commercial research companies to collaborate and accelerate the development of new drugs, diagnostic tools and medical devices to treat diseases. This enterprise has made Edinburgh a leading European destination for translational medical research.
The next phase of development is required to support the objective of world top 10 status for medicine and biomedical science. The EBQ contains a number of fully serviced currently undeveloped plots.
Easter Bush Innovation Centre
The new Innovation Centre and Campus Hub at the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus in Midlothian will provide dedicated research labs and offices. The project will deliver laboratories with 285 workstations, and offer shared support areas including tissue culture rooms, incubator space, cold rooms, dark rooms and changing facilities.
Adjacent to the laboratories, office facilities will provide meeting rooms and interactive space for over 380 scientists; extending and promoting the ongoing collaboration between the UK Bioscience Research Base and the Roslin Institute / Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies / Scotland’s Rural College who are already based on the campus. The iconic building will accommodate both the International Centre for Livestock Improvement and The Centre of Comparative Pathology.
Roslin Innovation Centre
Midlothian has the largest concentration of animal-science related expertise in Europe, and is a centre of excellence close to academic hubs and research institutes on the outskirts of Scotland's capital city.
With global recognition as the birthplace of Dolly the Sheep; The Roslin Institute, together with the Moredun Research Institute and local partners, continue to push forward advances in the fields of animal health, life sciences and agri-tech.
Watch this short video with John Mackenzie, Chief Executive Officer of the Roslin Innovation Centre who explains why Midlothian is a great place to base your business.