Following new Fraser of Allander Institute (FAI) analysis that maps out the economic contribution of Scotland’s pharmaceutical sector, the new Director of ABPI Scotland has called upon the Scottish Government to continue to support and prioritise strategic investments in Scotland’s research, development and manufacturing capabilities – as well as healthcare services – in order to secure the sustained growth of more than 5,000 highly skilled, high-value Scottish jobs.
The primary purpose of this road map is to set out recommendations on how to protect and grow the respected UK ‘Pharmaceutical Brand’ with a specific focus on Technology and Innovation (T&I). Historically, the UK has excelled at early innovation in medicines platform research and development, but has lost out to other countries for the final manufacture of these high value products.
30 Aug 2017
The Life Sciences Industrial Strategy, supported by Government and led by Sir John Bell, has been launched today in Birmingham.
In support of developing a Life Sciences sector strategy at this key juncture for the UK, the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) commissioned PwC, with the participation of the BioIndustries Association (BIA), the Association of the British Healthcare Industry (ABHI) and the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA), to generate a new estimate of the economic contribution of the Life Sciences sector to the UK economy. This evidence is offered to provide key insights to the government and other interested parties. Updated: 10 March 2017
The manifesto - ‘Securing the Opportunity for UK Life Sciences by 2022’ - launched at the ABPI Annual Conference in London on 27 April 2017 - sets out the industry’s three priorities to improve the use of medicines and grow the UK’s status as a global hub for life sciences and pharmaceuticals.
21 Mar 2017
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Lord Prior of Brampton, has today visited AstraZeneca’s Macclesfield Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility.
10 Mar 2017
Andy Evans, Macclesfield Site Manager at AstraZeneca and Chair of the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership has responded to the proposal in the Budget for investment in medicine manufacturing technologies.
23 Jan 2017
The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) welcomes the strong focus on science and innovation in the Government's green paper on Industrial Strategy, set out today by the Prime Minister. This is further demonstration of their support for research and development which is a cornerstone of the UK's strength in life sciences.
17 Jan 2017
Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly working in partnership with other firms, academia, and catapults through collaborative models, in the search to discover and develop new medicines, says a new report out today.