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Edinburgh's excellence in life sciences highlighted

December 6, 2011 12:01 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Edinburgh West MP, Mike Crockart, today highlighted the excellent work being done by Edinburgh's Bio-Quarter.

Mike Crockart MPMike Crockart MPFollowing a statement on life sciences in the UK made today by Andrew Lansley, Secretary of State for Health, Mr Crockart asked the Health Secretary if he agreed that the Bio-Quarter held a 'unique' position in the UK.

Commenting Mr Crockart said:

"The strategy announced today is dependent on the sector's ability to translate primary research into commercial outcomes.

"Edinburgh's Bio Quarter, sharing a campus as it does with the capital's state of the art Royal Infirmary, is uniquely placed to do exactly this; securing early adoption and positive commercial outcomes.

"Edinburgh is recognised as having state of the art facilities and world leading researchers. It is time that the commercial success of that innovative work is celebrated."