Life Sciences

A vibrant and thriving life science community

Manchester's strengths in the life science sector include over 150,000 life science students and the top two NHS trusts for clinical trials in the UK, making it the ideal base for new and established companies working in biotech or life sciences.

Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) is home to businesses operating in all areas of the life sciences sector including Digital Health, Health Informatics, Diagnostics, Precision Medicine, MedTech, Biotech, Oncology and AMR.

MSP works closely with organisations from across the North of England including, N8 Research Partnership universities, Central Manchester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT), Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA), Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) to support the development and growth of businesses operating in the sector


Alderley Park and Citylabs sit at the heart of MSP's life sciences community. Alderley Park holds an international reputation for biotech and life science innovation in drug discovery and development. It has been selected by Innovate UK as the national home of the Medicines Discovery Catapult and the UK's translational centre for AMR.

Citylabs 1.0, one of the first developments of its kind in the UK brings together academics, researchers, clinicians and private sector enterprise to transform the delivery of patient treatment and care. Together their work is reducing the time it takes for the adoption of new technologies into the health sector. 

Businesses at both campuses can benefit from up to 100% of business rate relief and enhanced capital allowances as part of dedicated Enterprise Zone status to support the creation and growth of highly skilled jobs in the region.

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Case Study


Premaitha Health is an innovative molecular diagnostics company employing the latest advances in DNA analysis technology to develop tests for non-invasive prenatal screening. Find out why they chose to locate at MSP.

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