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Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Welcome to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors page

The UK is one of the best places in the world for bioscience.  The UK boasts an excellent science base, with favourable economic and political conditions, and a clear and fair regulatory regime.

Bioscience Unit is part of BIS’s Business Relations activity, within Enterprise and Business Group.  Business Relations aims to use sector knowledge and expertise to create the conditions for globally competitive UK business.  In order to understand the factors impacting on companies in the UK,  our Relationship Managers develop and maintain contacts with key companies and trade associations in the sector.

The Unit’s vision is growing Bioscience R&D capability and commercialisation within the UK.

The Unit focuses on a number of key areas: 

Bioscience Unit works closely with the Office for Life Sciences (OLS). OLS works to ensure the UK retains skills and resources in the pharmaceutical, medical biotech and medical technology sectors. For further information, please visit OLS's website

For further information, please contact us at bioscience@bis.gsi.gov.uk