There is great depth and breadth in UK biotechnology: from a strong and emerging regenerative medicine and cell therapy sector, to specialist biomanufacturing companies developing therapies for cancer treatment, to personalised treatments and new antimicrobials. Advances in technologies such as synthetic biology are impacting upon the development of new types of therapeutics and new production methods. UK bioscience is not only changing lives, but saving them.

It is vital that the sector continues to get the support it needs to keep this essential research and development going, now and in the future. The infographic below shows how complex the drug discovery process is and the various steps that BIA member companies go through to get drugs to patients.

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Read more about the importance of our sector in the report ‘Celebrating UK Bioscience’ or watch our series of videos here.