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06:58 EST 25th February 2018 | BioPortfolio

With the United Kingdom, Scotland represents a long-standing center of biotechnological excellence, ranked in the top 5 in the world. Over the years, the following important developments have occurred in Scotland; penicillin, anaesthesia, CAT and MRI scanners, the p53 cancer suppressor gene and, a cloned sheep.

Over 620 organizations are based here, with a work force of over 30,000. This industry is worth £3 billion annually, with 8% growth per year. In addition to global and well established companies, over 20 new companies started up in 2007, with many corporate spin outs.

The academic and research aspect of the industry in Scotland is well developed with 57 university and research facilities hosting 17,000 research staff. Particular strengths are in the following fields; cancer research, cardiovascular research, neuroscience, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics, signal transduction biology, stem cell research, virology and immunology.

New developments include the Edinburgh BioQuarter, a £600 million life science facility, will further help Scotland as a center for biomedical commercialization. Other important companies that are investing in Scotland include Pfizer, Invitrogen, Aptuit and Organon, all of which are large MNC.

Source; Adapted from Scottish Development International

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A group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean west of Scotland, comprising the Outer Hebrides and the Inner Hebrides. They were the scene of frequent incursions of Scandinavian settlers from the 6th century A.D. They were ceded to Scotland by Norway in the 13th century. The origin of the name is uncertain. It is suggested that it is the result of a miscopying of the Roman name Ebudae or Hebudae with ri for u. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p496 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p235)

A province of eastern Canada, one of the Maritime Provinces with NEW BRUNSWICK; PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND; and sometimes NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. Its capital is Halifax. The territory was granted in 1621 by James I to the Scotsman Sir William Alexander and was called Nova Scotia, the Latin for New Scotland. The territory had earlier belonged to the French, under the name of Acadia. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p871 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p384)

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