Scottish Life Sciences Covid-19 Strategic Response Plan

Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 6:00pm

The Scottish Life Sciences Covid-19 Strategic Response Plan is launched and themes will be the focus of debate at the virtual Life Sciences Conference on December 3rd.

The COVID-19 virus under a microscope - credit Roslin Innovation Centre

Since the initial lockdown, the life sciences sector has rallied to support the NHS and has delivered innovative solutions, new products and process within very tight timescales, whilst managing to protect and retain their workforce.

Again, never has the value of the vibrant life sciences sector, and the world leading expertise associated with it, been more felt by the country.

It is clear that the life sciences sector in Scotland is demonstrating the essential role it plays in our lives and has responded to the increased demand for pace and continue to engage with their companies, Government, NHS, universities and enterprise agencies to identify the priorities for the industry; the key opportunities to ensure they serve patients and grow the sector.

The Scottish Life Sciences Covid-19 Strategic Response Plan details the specific areas of focus within the three priorities which they believe will help Scotlandís people, industry and economy:

  • Pharmaceutical supply chain and innovation
  • Health Technology
  • Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture

The next steps for Life Sciences Scotland is to agree and implement the action plans that will build on the momentum created through the outstanding response to COVID-19 demonstrated by the Life Sciences sector. This activity will be lead by the Industry Leadership Group in partnership with the sector, industry with government, NHS and the Scottish people.