Additions to industry group
Fitzpatrick and McKee join Life Sciences board
Life Sciences Scotland has appointed Ivan McKee the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation and Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing to the industry leadership group.
The LSS ILG consists of senior representatives from stakeholders across the spectrum of the life sciences community. The group sits quarterly and meetings are rotated around cities in Scotland.
The aim of the life sciences sector is to reach a turnover of £8 billion by 2025 as outlined in the Life Sciences Strategy for Scotland.
Currently, the life sciences industry in Scotland employs more than 37,000 people across some 700 organisations. Company turnover is in excess of £4.2 billion and gross value added (GVA) around £2 billion each year.