Discover a region with state-of-the-art scientific facilities and world-leading academic institutions inspiring innovation in key health & life science fields
Liverpool City Region’s global leadership in health & life sciences is driving breakthrough research and delivery in Infection; Precision Medicine; Children’s Health; Independent Living and the use of Big Data and AI.
Home to one of Europe’s largest concentrations of biomanufacturing and pharma clusters, the global brands based here are delivering world-class solutions. From clinical research and trials to large scale manufacturing and the production of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and biologics.
Locating, growing or starting your health & life sciences venture in Liverpool City Region gives you valuable access to major R&D and technical facilities. Outstanding expertise and academic research enabling you to benefit from fast and efficient connectivity to global supply chains and customers.
Research institution in the world for Tropical Medicine
people employed by major players in pharmaceutical manufacturing
For The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in the north
Number of specialist hospitals outside of London
Centre for Tropical & Infectious Diseases
Of the largest academic and clinical campuses in the UK
Enviable facilities and partnerships built for discovery
Liverpool Knowledge Quarter, one of the largest academic and clinical campuses in the UK, is home to some of the most influential players in science, health and medtech and is the base for the northern headquarters of the Royal College of Physicians.
The combined capabilities of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and the University of Liverpool has created the UK’s largest concentration of translational public sector research, development and innovation into infectious diseases. The iiCON consortium, that brings together academia, NHS and industry, is now an outstanding centre for infection innovation R&D.
These facilities and expertise have enabled Liverpool City Region to become one of the premier centres for early phase clinical studies of new medicines, vaccines and diagnostics.
We are also the UK’s only SME-led eHealth cluster, accelerating the scale and pace of innovation by fostering connections and supporting collaborations between industry, academia and the NHS.
With a base here you can access major science, technology and healthcare assets to simplify the R&D processes, reduce time, cost and accelerate new products into the marketplace.
£2bn of investment into infectious disease R&D a year
#1 research institution in the world for Tropical Medicine
“The world-leading infectious disease R&D ecosystem within Liverpool City Region has offered iiCON access to the people, skills and supply chains we’ve needed to support our journey. From drug discovery through to manufacturing and deployment.”
Professor Janet Hemingway, iiCON’s founding Director
Thriving workforce and a wealth of talent
The North West of England is one of the top three UK regions for life sciences employment and with one of the UK’s first Life Sciences University Technical Colleges(UTC) right on your doorstep, Liverpool City Region boasts a deep pool of expertise.
We have over 27,000 students enrolled in health-related courses, as well as the UK’s first UTC that specialises in life sciences. Located in the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC is for 14-19-year-olds and works closely with local employers to create the next generation of scientists, healthcare practitioners, engineers and entrepreneurs.
There are a further 2,250 people employed by major players in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector and we have hundreds of medical companies located in the region. This has helped us create the Liverpool-Manchester life sciences corridor – which is considered to be one of the UK’s top three clusters of biomedical activity.
Whatever your business ambition, requirement or opportunity – talk to one of our team to see how we can help. We are in the business of delivering value, success and excellence and we’re waiting to speak with you.