Case Studies

Across four centuries, Edinburgh has been the birthplace of many innovations, including anaesthesia, a genetically engineered vaccine for Hepatitis B, the first cloned animal and the bionic finger. This inspiring tradition continues to thrive and the city region boasts many centres of excellence which attract the keenest and most creative minds.

Dolly the sheep, the first cloned animal to be created from an adult cell, is now be on display at the National Museum of Scotland.


Our featured case studies provide a brief introduction to who or what may be the next big thing. We hope you find these both interesting and encouraging. New case studies will be added regularly so please bookmark this page and visit again.

Nowhere in the world can pretend to be Edinburgh’s equal for medicine.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

Case studies

EPP Ltd - Synthetic Organic Chemist

Dr Joe Watson is a Synthetic Organic Chemist, part of the R&D Team with EPP Ltd, and enjoys work both in the lab and 'in the zone'.

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Business Development Trainee

Jessy Ong has an MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis and is working with Rhizocore Technologies, an applied mycology start-up.

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KTP Associate

Adrian Butterworth is a KTP Associate with livestock diagnostics company, Biotangents. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships connect businesses with expertise to help business growth.

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Research Scientist

As part of a Masters with the University of Strathclyde, Rebecca Douglas is completing a 10-week industrial placement with Biotangents with offer of full-time employment.

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Research Scientist Placement

Struan Donachie, fourth year Undergraduate Student at University of Aberdeen is studying an Undergraduate Masters in genetics.

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Edinburgh Pharmaceutical Processes (EPP) Ltd is a GLP contract research organisation supporting agrochemical, human and animal pharmaceutical and industrial chemical sectors.

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Moredun Scientific

Moredun Scientific is an established contract research organisation specialising in animal health and aquaculture product development and biosafety testing of biopharmaceuticals.

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Beta Bugs Ltd

Beta Bugs is an entrepreneurial insect breeding company creating high-performance insect breeds as a source of protein for animal feed - a new, sustainable and rapidly growing bioindustry.

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Biotangents Ltd

Biotangents combine machine learning bioinformatics, customisable biology workflows and advanced microfluidics to deliver the next generation of veterinary diagnostics for point of care use.

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Agri-EPI Centre

Agri-EPI is a precision engineering innovation hub for the agricultural industry, one of four UK Government centres of agricultural excellence working to support a successful and sustainable agrifood sector.

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Cambrex acquired Avista in 2019 following previous acquisition of Solid Form Solutions, a global organisation providing drug substance, product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle.

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Greengage Lighting Ltd

Greengage Lighting is an agri-tech company providing a simple and highly effective solution to livestock farmers with LED powered “clip on” lighting and sensors.

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