Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells: Opportunities for investment

In 2012, annual revenue from regenerative medicine products surpassed the $1 billion mark. The global regenerative medicine market is predicted to grow to over $35 billion by 2019.

Europe has the second largest regenerative medicine ecosystem in the world with more than 400 companies related to regenerative medicine. Nearly one in three of SMEs active in Europe’s Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) market are based in the UK. Revenues from European sales of stem cell products alone is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2016.

Opportunities in Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative medicine has the potential to:

  • Tackle the challenge of an ageing population

  • Reduce healthcare costs by providing a cure or better management of chronic or hard to treat diseases

  • Reduce the time and cost of drug development.

Critically we are now seeing the promise of regenerative medicine starting to become a reality with a number of successfully launched products.

Ease of doing business in the UK

The UK Government is committed to creating a supportive business environment for life sciences in the UK, and is focused on catalysing innovation and commercial success. The UK’s regenerative medicine and stem cell sector benefits from a competitive tax environment, R&D tax credits and the patent box.

The UK’s rich and diverse ecosystem

The UK offers:

  • Access to world-class resources: funding, research, talent and facilities

  • Strong supply chain: fast and cost effective – from prototype to scale-up and delivery

  • High value established manufacturing capabilities

  • Clinical research infrastructure: efficient clinical trial delivery

  • Commercial support through partnership with the Cell Therapy Catapult – to accelerate

translation and deliver clinical impact

  • Gateway to Europe and the global markets, home to MHRA and EMA

Find out more on how you can access the UK Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells sector by downloading our leaflet.

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