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Explore our region London and beyond

London and its regional network is home to nearly 50% of the UK’s life sciences companies.

This compact area 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.

London offers an ideal base for clinical trials

A highly diverse patient population of over 8 million is served by the National Health Service (NHS), a large single healthcare system that can facilitate access to extensive data.

The Ecosystem Explained

Companies looking to bring innovations to market have a complex ecosystem to navigate – we’re here to help.


Data and AI

Rare diseases



Digital health

Advanced therapies

Neuroscience, neurodegeneration and mental health

Special paediatrics

London and its regional network in numbers

The place of choice for world-leading health and life science enterprises and institutions.

Acute trusts (secondary, tertiary and quaternary care)
Of clinical trials in England took place in London and its regional network
Specialist services within the ecosystem
Universities in the top global ranking for life sciences and medicine
NHS trusts in London and its regional network

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.

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