- Source BioScience Welcomes Scottish First Minister to BioCity Laboratories
17 Sep 2015
Source BioScience Welcomes Scottish First Minister to BioCity Laboratories
This week, Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, visited Source BioScience in BioCity Scotland to speak with Sarah McCormack about women in science and to experience life in a laboratory at first hand. Whilst visiting the Company, the First Minister spent time in the lab learning about our market-leading DNA sequencing facility and our other service and product offerings.
In recent years, Source BioScience has invested in Scotland by setting up facilities at BioCity and acquiring Scottish Businesses to enlarge the Company's offering to various industries within the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and further afield.
BioCity Scotland, is expected to continue its growth between now and 2020. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "Enterprise Areas in Scotland at sites like Irvine and Edinburgh's Bioquarter are already doing a terrific job creating new economic opportunities, new partnerships with education and - most importantly - new jobs across the country.
"Based on patterns of growth already seen at these existing sites, we expect potentially 1800 new jobs in Scotland's Enterprise area between now and 2020.
"Here at Biocity we expect to see up to 180 new jobs - highly skilled and high-value jobs in an area where we are continuing to work hard with partners to make sure the benefits of economic growth are felt across the board".
Source BioScience are pleased to be a part of this success and expectations are that we will continue to grow our operations within Scotland, as well as our other sites in the UK, Europe and USA.