Dundee is home to one of the most exciting life sciences clusters in the UK, with world-class companies, universities and research institutes all within a 3 mile radius.
Both of Dundee's Universities, the University of Dundee and Abertay University undertake world-class research activities and collaborations while Dundee & Angus College offers our industrial partners customised training for the life sciences sector.
Dundee has a well-established, active and vibrant Life Science and Healthcare sectors that come together to drive the sectors forward through a dedicated BioDundee coordinator with strong links into the Scottish Ecosystem.
Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation is an international centre for simulation-based healthcare education and currently trains over 900 surgeons and other clinicians/healthcare professionals each year.
The University of Dundee is ranked 1st in the world in influencing Pharmaceuticals by Clarivate Analytics, 2018.
The University of Dundee is ranked 1st in the UK for 'Biomedical and Health Science' Publications, 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings.
The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit is a fully operational, fully integrated drug discovery group working across multiple disease areas collaborating with partners to translate world-class biology research into novel drug targets and candidate drugs to address unmet medical need across our two areas of activity, Diseases of the Developing World and Innovative Targets Portfolio. Building on success in these areas they are also developing an Antibacterial Drug Discovery Accelerator.
The James Hutton Institute is Scotland’s largest independent research organisation and active across a wide array of biotechnology-related areas.
The Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT), founded in 2006, uses Interface Science research, defined as research at the interface of the Life and the Physical Sciences and Engineering. The theme(s)-based research is carried out by interdisciplinary groups (medics, life scientists, biologists physicists, material scientists, interventional radiologists/ MRI, surgical technologists, and robotic engineers) working in shared laboratories. The interface science R&D paradigm has the benefit of accelerating development and clinical translation from Lab- to-clinic of new technologies for improved diagnosis and treatment of life-threating disorders.
Skills and leadership in design based thinking and product design innovation. V&A Dundee, Scotland's first design museum opened in September 2018, built on 20-30 years of expertise in Design.
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