About the ABPI

The ABPI exists to make the UK the best place in the world to research, develop and use new medicines. We represent companies of all sizes who invest in discovering the medicines of the future. 

Our members supply cutting edge treatments that improve and save the lives of millions of people. We work in partnership with Government and the NHS so patients can get new treatments faster and the NHS can plan how much it spends on medicines. Every day, we partner with organisations in the life sciences community and beyond to transform lives across the UK.

The report is available here.

All statistics used in this release are from today’s Fraser of Allander Institute University of Strathclyde report Contribution of the pharmaceutical sector to Northern Ireland’s economy, except for:

  • ‘250+ businesses in life sciences’: Invest Northern Ireland
  • ‘Scotland whose pharmaceutical industry employs just over 17,000 people and generates a GVA of £1.7 billion’: Fraser of Allander report on the economic contribution of the pharmaceutical industry in Scotland, October 20
  • ‘£74 million spent on R&D by the life sciences sector’ is the latest (2018) figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency
  • ‘Ulster University and Queen’s University Belfast rank among the top 10

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