New centre in North Lanarkshire for life science firms

Syringes The centre will provide on-site support for small life science companies

A new centre for growing small life science companies is to be created in North Lanarkshire.

The 23-acre site at Newhouse will be run by BioCity, which has already created a business park environment for small technology firms in Nottingham.

The centre will provide on-site support to aid small companies' growth, along with advice on access to finance.

The site was gifted by healthcare specialist MSD, which ran a bioscience business there until 2010.

BioCity plans to locate scientific equipment at the Newhouse facility for companies to rent and share.

BioCity Scotland chairman Louis Nisbet said: "BioCity Scotland is much more than a property proposition. It will be a unique, vibrant community of scientific companies."

The Newhouse development has backing from the Scottish government, Scottish Enterprise, the Roslin BioCentre in Midlothian - which already operates a similar cluster of companies - and North Lanarkshire Council.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Scotland business stories



BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.