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Scotland Announces Goal to Double Life Sciences Contribution to Scottish Economy by 2020 at BIO
Date:6/27/2011

biopharmaceutical firm Lamellar Biomedical announced that their lead clinical candidate LMS-611 for the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis has received Orphan Drug Designation from the European Commission, an important step toward developing new and effective treatments to address one of the most common chronic lung diseases among children and young people.

Translational medicine continues to be an essential component of Scotland's success in the life sciences, highlighted by the Scottish Academic Health Sciences Collaboration which streamlines company engagement with Scotland's patient-oriented clinical research platform among NHS Scotland and university partners in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Contract research and testing services are a springboard for growth in Scotland with more than 60 Scotland-based companies offering these services. Today, BioOutsource Ltd. in Glasgow, Scotland, announced expanded capabilities to offer GLP, GMP and GCP compliant analytical chemistry, biosafety testing and immunology testing to deliver quality contract testing services to biopharmaceutical clients.

Scotland's ability to attract world-class talent and support scientific leadership is further demonstrated by GlobalScots, a network of global Scottish business leaders who will be convening at BIO this year to offer more than a dozen Scottish companies advice on business strategy. Two notable Scottish life science leaders, Dr. John Brown and Kevin Moore were recently honored by Queen Elizabeth for their contributions to the field.

"Scotland not only offers a wealth of scientific and business advantages, but  an energized, interconnected community where life science companies can thrive in a competitive global economy," said Allison.  

Scottish Companies and Organizations at BIO

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