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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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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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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