The Life Sciences HUB Wales

Prof Chris McGuigan 
Chair, Life Science HUB Task and Finish Group

Cardiff University     Mcguigan@cardiff.ac.uk

 
 

Plans to create a hub for the whole of the Life Sciences sector in Wales to stimulate interaction, innovation, networking and collaborations are to be driven forward by a University scientist.

Assembly Government Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport, Edwina Hart has asked the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Enterprise Professor Chris McGuigan, to oversee the launch of Wales’ Life Sciences hub.

The hub will act as a central resource for the whole of the Life Sciences sector in Wales including academic, business, clinical and funding organisations.
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chris McGuigan said: "The Life Sciences hub represents a major commitment by the Welsh Government to this sector. It is a central pillar in the vision to create a thriving Life Sciences ecosystem in Wales.
"Along with the recently announced £100M Life Science Investment Fund this will place Wales firmly on the World stage as being open for business in this key sector."

 

Edwina Hart, Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport, has announced that a Life Sciences Hub–set to be the national and international focal point and nerve centre for the sector in Wales–is to be established and operational by Summer 2014.