The wide range of capabilities in life sciences concentrated at the Edinburgh BioQuarter site, makes it a leading European destination for translational medical research; advancing drug development by transforming basic scientific discoveries through clinical application, into new medical treatments and products.

Co-location of academic research and clinical research facilities provides an opportunity for companies to engage with world-leading medical researchers and clinicians to progress new concepts from discovery, all the way through clinical trials, to establishing a commercially viable route to market.

There are currently nearly 900 hospital beds and 1,200 researchers here. By 2017, we expect these numbers to rise to more than 1,500 hospital beds and 2,000 researchers.

We have specialist facilities, such as ATMP GMP labs for stem-cell work, an imaging centre with PET, MRI and CT-slice scanners and an MHRA-accredited Phase I clinical trials unit on site as well as dedicated bio-incubator facilities and an outstanding team of business development professionals.

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The Future

Artist's impression of new Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Artist's impression of new Royal Hospital for Sick Children

This £150 million project will redevelop services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences in a single building adjoining the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh at Edinburgh BioQuarter.

The new co-located building will see services from the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service brought together in a modern and high-quality setting at Edinburgh BioQuarter.

Construction works started in February 2015 and the new building, which will adjoin the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh via adult and children Emergency Departments, is anticipated to open in autumn 2017.

It will also bring with it an increase in single rooms with ensuite facilities and a range of new technology. This project will see a combined building constructed next to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, bringing paediatric care, specialist neonatal care, neurosciences and adult and children’s emergency departments together on the site.

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