London and the Greater South East has nearly 50% of the UK’s life sciences companies.
The region has four of the world’s top ten universities, nineteen of the top twenty global pharmaceutical companies and world class research centres including the Francis Crick Institute, the Harwell Campus Oxford, and the Sanger Institute Cambridge.
We are home to leading medical institutes
Institutes such as the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Council, Cancer Research UK, and the national Cell Therapy Catapult. All of which position the region at the forefront of life science research and innovation.
The region offers an ideal base for clinical trials
With a highly diverse patient population of over 8 million, served by the National Health Service – a large single healthcare system that can facilitate access to extensive data.
Areas of excellence
Data and AI
Neuroscience, neurodegeneration and mental health
The region in numbers
The place of choice for world-leading health and life science enterprises and institutions.
World leading research
Life science research is powered by investment and business. The connections that our region’s universities form with businesses now, we help the future of healthcare tomorrow.
Our region boasts five out of the UK’s six Academic Health Science Centres and five of the world’s top twenty universities for Life Sciences including Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Imperial and King’s College London.
Universities in the Golden Triangle offer the biggest supply of graduate and post-graduate talent, as well as offering research for commercialisation.
More than 185,000 life-sciences students study in the Golden Triangle, with more than 55,000 annual graduates – the largest life-sciences talent pool in Europe.