It is a difficult time for the health of our nation and for many companies, it represents a major disruption to economic performance and future plans.
The life sciences sector, as with many sectors, has had to adjust to a new normal. 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.
Never has the value of our 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.
The Life Sciences Scotland Industry Leadership Group, has responded to the increased demand for pace and continued to engage with sector companies, Government, NHS, universities and enterprise agencies to identify the priorities for the industry; the key opportunities to ensure service for patients and grow the sector.
The Scottish Life Sciences Covid-19 Strategic Response Plan details the specific areas of focus within the three priorities identified to help Scotland’s people, industry and economy:
- Pharmaceutical supply chain and innovation
- Health Technology
- Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture
The next steps are 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 and in partnership, industry with government, NHS and the Scottish people.
Join this year’s virtual and free to attend Life Sciences Conference on December 3rd to hear more.