The Glasgow BioCorridor provides a focus for the rich and varied life sciences offer from the West of Scotland.

The area provides access to specialised facilities and expertise in drug discovery, bioinformatics, regenerative medicine, translational research, clinical trials and medical technology. The universities in the region teach nearly 22,000 students in life science subjects and produce over 5,000 first degree life sciences graduates per year.

The Glasgow BioCorridor stretches from the BioCity development in Lanarkshire to the universities, research institutes and hospitals in Glasgow to the GlaxoSmithKline site in Irvine.

The focus is on supporting the commercial success of our life sciences community through capitalising on the support from academia and the NHS. To achieve this, we will build on the evident support and enthusiasm of the key life sciences players from industry, academia and the NHS who are members of the work stream.

Following the review of Glasgow’s economic development plan in 2011, Glasgow Economic Commission recommended that Glasgow set up a Leadership group which should focus on several key sectors in the city which had the most potential for economic growth. The Glasgow BioCorridor is an initiative of Glasgow Economic Leadership.