BioCampus is set in attractive woodland, in an area with a well established bio science community.
Scotland has a thriving bio manufacturing community and the BioCampus at Easter Bush in Midlothian is in an area which boasts one of the most highly successful animal health and life science clusters in Europe, accommodating some of the world’s leading scientists and research organisations in this field.
BioCampus provides an integrated environment that is fully equipped for advanced cGMP biomanufacturing with easy access to nearly forty university departments and institutes involved in ground breaking biotechnology related research and development across Scotland, including the departments of Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde and Edinburgh which are involved in applied bioprocessing and related searches.
Facilities and Services
BioCampus comprises serviced development land totalling around 12 ha (30 acres) upon which a 2,500 sq m (27,000 sq ft) building suitable for cGMP bio-manufacturing was erected in 2001 with a 15,000 sq ft outline design for phase 2 and various development plots for bespoke builds.
It is custom designed to meet the needs of companies involved in the specialist manufacture of next generation biotechnology related products.
A wide range of support services are available to companies locating at BioCampus including innovative land and property development solutions. BioCampus presents a fantastic opportunity for bio manufacturing companies to locate in an area with a well established bio science community.
Quotient Limited, a commercial-stage diagnostics company, entered into a construction contract at the end of 2015 for a new product development and manufacturing facility at BioCampus. The Contract provides for the first phase of the project, encompassing product manufacturing, which is expected to be completed by August 2017.
Construction of the new 96,000 sq ft facility will allow Quotient Limited to consolidate all of its existing activities within Scotland at a single site, providing a range of operational efficiencies and increased production capacity.
Quotient (incorporating Alba Bioscience) currently operates from three sites in Edinburgh, UK and offices in Switzerland and the US. The company offers more than 30 years of research, development and manufacturing of transfusion diagnostics products that have traditionally have been sold worldwide either directly or by other major transfusion companies.
Located in Midlothian, just eight miles from Edinburgh City Centre, set in attractive woodland, eight miles from Edinburgh City Centre and next to Pentlands Science Park and Edinburgh Technopole. The Campus is also in close proximity to Edinburgh BioQuarter, which provides more than 1.4m sq ft of biomedical and R&D facilities over a 50 hectare (125 acre) site.
Scottish Enterprise has secured some interest in utilising the site and the development plots and in the near future could lead to a company involved in the development/production of animal vaccines acquiring the building.
In 2012, the BioCampus was designated by the Scottish Government as part of a life sciences Enterprise Area.
Enterprise Areas in Scotland are those areas with the most dynamic industries and the greatest potential to create new employment opportunities, stimulate private investment and boost economic growth.
Businesses can benefit from a variety of financial incentives and the majority of Enterprise Area sites have discounted business rates which enable businesses to invest and grow by reducing overhead costs.
For further information please contact Scottish Enterprise.