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Inward Investment In County Durham

Opening up links to the thriving UK and European economy.

North East Satellite Applications Into the Blue Conference 2019

Biopharma, Healthcare and Medical Sector Factsheet

The North East is one of the major global locations for the pharmaceutical industry, with 33% of the UK’s pharmaceutical GDP generated in the region.
Local partnerships, developments and activities include:

  • Merck Millipore have located in County Durham due to the proximity to Newcastle & Teesside biotech clusters.
  • The Centre for Process Innovation’s (CPI) National Industrial Biotechnology Facility assists companies to develop bioprocesses to production scale effectively.
  • The presence of GlaxoSmithKline in Barnard Castle has led to the development of a number of companies such as Classic Industries Europe and Honeyman Group.
  • NETPark in Sedgefield has helped a number of leading science and technology companies to develop, including Kromek, specialising in colour X-ray diagnostics, and Reinnervate which develops 3D cell cultures.

County Durham has also benefited from the growth of companies such as FScan Ltd, Redditch Medical and High Force Research to enhance the electronics and smart device capabilities available.

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  • Peter Rippingale

    Peter Rippingale

    Team Manager Inward Investment & Opportunities
    Call 03000 265509

Did You Know

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North East Smart Ports Testbed

The North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence invites ideas for innovative digital and Show Details
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