Surrey Is a Vibrant hub of leading Life Science Companies

Surrey is a prime location for the life sciences sector, home to major industry giants like Pfizer, GSK, UCB, and Astellas Pharma, along with over 2,550 other companies specializing in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics. This makes the region a central hub for innovation and development in the life sciences field.

The National Centre for Animal and Plant Health (APHA)

Surrey is home to the National Centre for Animal and Plant Health, a premier facility dedicated to the protection and advancement of animal and plant health. This centre plays a crucial role in the UK’s agricultural and environmental sectors by conducting cutting-edge research and providing essential services aimed at preventing and controlling diseases that affect flora and fauna.

The Animal and Plant Health Agency

Surrey Heartlands Health Tech Accelerator

The Surrey Heartlands Health Tech Accelerator is a key initiative within the region, designed to propel the development and integration of innovative health technologies. This accelerator supports start-ups and established companies by providing access to critical resources, mentorship, and networking opportunities.

Surrey Heartlands Health Tech Accelerator

School of Medicine

The University of Surrey has recently expanded its academic offerings with the addition of a new School of Medicine. This development marks a significant milestone in the university’s commitment to advancing healthcare education and research. The School of Medicine focuses on training the next generation of medical professionals, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare sector.

University of Surrey School of Medicine

Surrey Health & Life Sciences Sector in numbers

population employed in Human health and social work activities
Highest GVA outside London
Employed In professional or associate occupations
Highest number of Health businesses in the region
£3.1bn Gross Value Added

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The Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive)

vHive, the Veterinary Health Innovation Engine, is a pioneering initiative based at the University of Surrey. It is dedicated to advancing veterinary health through technological innovation, business incubation and entrepreneurial approaches. This collaborative platform brings together experts from various fields, including veterinary science, data science, and digital technology, to develop new solutions that improve animal health and welfare.

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Surrey Is Proudly Home To


The Pirbright Institute

UCB Pharma


Vifor Pharma

Nuffield Health

Walgreens Boots Alliance


Animal & Plant Health Agency


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