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Industry Leadership Group Welcomes new Additions

Nov 05 2018 Read 519 Times

Life Sciences Scotland is pleased to welcome new co-chair, Ivan McKee the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation and Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing to the Industry Leadership Group.

The aim of the life sciences sector is to reach a turnover of £8 billion by 2025 as outlined in the Life Sciences Strategy for Scotland. Currently, the life sciences industry in Scotland employs more than 37,000 people across some 700 organisations. Company turnover is in excess of £4.2 billion and gross value added (GVA) around £2 billion each year.

Ivan McKee, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation: “I am delighted to be co-chairing the Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group. The contribution that the sector makes to the economy of Scotland is significant. I look forward to working with the group’s members to drive forward the Life Sciences strategy and its ambitious target of doubling the sector’s contribution to the Scottish economy to £8 billion by 2025. The Life Sciences Sector across Scotland is diverse, ranging from Pharmaceutical to Animal Health, and it’s great to see all of these voices working together through the ILG to grow the sector across Scotland and beyond.”

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