Wellcome responds to publication of Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

Proposals to build the UK’s status as a world leader in life sciences will be unveiled by Professor Sir John Bell during a speech at the University of Birmingham today.

Wellcome Director Jeremy Farrar sat on the strategy board for the report.

Commenting on its publication, he said: "The UK’s dynamic life sciences sector delivers new treatments, creates jobs and drives economic growth across the country. Today’s strategy outlines an ambitious vision to build on the UK’s world-leading position in science and innovation, making the most of technological and scientific advances for the benefit of everyone.

"The success of this strategy now lies in its vision being backed up by concerted effort and investment across government, the NHS, and the research and private sectors.

"Wellcome remains committed to working with all partners in its implementation and making the sustainable commitments needed to realise the full potential of our life sciences sector."

More information

Office for Life Sciences press release