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McInnes highlights importance of Dundee life science sector

May 8, 2014 11:21 PM

Alison McInnes MSP, Liberal Democrat MSP for North East ScotlandAlison McInnes, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for North East Scotland, today highlighted the importance of the life science industry in Dundee at the Scottish Parliament.

During a debate at the Scottish Parliament on the future of the sector, Mrs McInnes stated: "In my region, Dundee has emerged as an internationally renowned centre of excellence.

"According to the University of Dundee, life sciences account for 16 per cent of the Tayside economy. The University's own College of Life Sciences alone employs 900 staff from 60 countries. Attracting £100 million in research income a year, it has also helped cultivate a cluster of local biomedical and biotech businesses."