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Industry Overview

Life Sciences

With world-leading academic expertise and a central Life Sciences Hub, Wales demonstrates a strong competitive advantage in Medtech, Diagnostics, Wound Healing, Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy and is already creating a world-leading Regenerative Medicine ecosystem, which includes academics, the NHS, Government and centres of excellence. Established clusters of excellence in high-growth markets include in vitro diagnostic, single use technology, and wound care.

Wales has a vibrant research culture involving the NHS, industry, academic institutions and government developing innovative e-health solutions. 

Collaborate with researchers that lead the world in areas including wound healing, stem cells, neurosciences, e-health, in vitro diagnostics and medical devices. 



Key Facts

The Welsh Life Sciences industry currently employs more than 12,000 people, in over 360 companies ranging from SMEs and start-ups to large blue chips, with an approximate turnover of £2bn.


With world-leading academic expertise and a central Life Sciences Hub, Wales demonstrates a strong competitive adva…


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