Dundee is home to one of the most exciting life sciences clusters in the UK, with world-class companies, Universities, research institutions all within a 3 mile radius. Three of the most cited scientists in the world are based in Dundee. Over 4,000 people now work in Dundee's life sciences sector - this accounts for 16% of the local economy and is forecast to grow at 10% per annum over the next 3 years.
Companies in Dundee offer a wide range of expertise including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, contract research organisations, ag-bio and environmental biotechnology.
Both of Dundee's Universities undertake world-class research activities and collaborations, with all the relevant departments at the University of Dundee being rated either 5 or 5*, and the University of Abertay being ranked at the best in Scotland for its environmental research. BioDundee partners can provide a wide range of business and research opportunities, from licensing and investment, through to joint ventures and collaborations.
BioDundee was established in 1998 as a partnership to promote the growth of life sciences in the Dundee area and brings together the public, private and academic sectors. Its aim is to foster and create within Dundee an environment where continuous learning, improvement and innovation can take place and where experiences can be shared, and best practices embraced by existing, new and incoming companies.
BioDundee supports a range of activities, including the BioDundee Annual Conference which is attended by delegates from around the globe, the organisation of training, networking and social events, and the production of a monthly e-newsletter. BioDundee brings together the local sector, as well as providing a focus for promoting Dundee as a global centre of excellence for life sciences.