Located in the centre of the United Kingdom, the Midlands is the heartbeat of the nation's economy. It is the place to do business, with a world-class research and innovation infrastructure including science and technology parks and business incubation facilities, complemented by the delivery of knowledge exchange programmes.
Home to the largest number of medical technology and device companies in the country, with a strong life sciences pedigree, the region stretches from Nottingham, where BioCity is home to more than 250 companies specialising in Contract Research Services, Therapeutics, Environmental and Wellness to Birmingham, which hosts the Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM).
The ITM brings experts together to turn medical science into innovative patient and healthcare system applications by providing a platform for interaction between scientists, academic clinicians, clinical informatics, biostatisticians and trial design experts in biomarker development and validation.
The Midlands has a rich set of research and innovation assets and is home to 27 Universities supported by a network of 54 Further Education Colleges. A collaboration of eight Universities (Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, and Warwick) combine their collective excellence to unite the power of University research with the unique strengths of Midlands industry to drive cutting-edge innovation and skills development.
Offering an unparalleled blend of businesses, Universities and research translation centres, coupled with strong collaboration, research and clustering activities, the Midlands is an established and well-connected eco-system.
Midlands UK has brought a delegation of outstanding companies to BIO who are keen to collaborate and work with international companies, universities and research organisations. The companies are:
Cellomatics BioSciences Ltd
Locate Therapeutics Limited
University of Nottingham