Glasgow Companies Help Life Sciences
Companies like Tissue Solutions Ltd, a Glasgow-based virtual biobank, helps UK stay on the forefront of life sciences and medical research.
21:00 31 March 2019
Tissue Solutions Ltd, a Glasgow-based virtual biobank, has been featured at the British Science Week (8-17 March), an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across the UK.
The company enjoys an international reputation for providing high-quality, fully consented human tissue and biomaterials to support scientific discoveries and improve clinical successes for autoimmune and oncological diseases. Its client base includes over 80per cent of pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in the Fortune 1000.
Dr Morag McFarlane, Chief Executive Officer at Tissue Solutions, said: “Ethically sourced human biomaterials lead to new treatments and are increasingly important for scientific breakthroughs.”
“We are committed to providing human tissues to researchers worldwide and exporting has always been central to our business. We have grown a lot since 2007, with support from DIT, and now provide a range of tissue related services to the global research community.”
Dr Mike Short, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for International Trade, said:
“Companies like Tissue Solutions ensure that the UK remains a world leader in medical research and innovation. In 2018, the UK exported nearly £25 billion in medicinal and pharmaceutical products alone, showing the global demand for British scientific excellence.”
“In 2017, the UK Government launched the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy which demonstrates our commitment to the sector. Therefore, I would encourage companies to get in touch with DIT through great.gov.uk if they need support to enter new markets overseas.”
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