Nexxus, The West of Scotland BioScience Network

Dec 02, 2006
By BioPharm International Editors

Company Description

Nexxus, the West of Scotland BioScience Network, was launched in September 2003 to provide a connection (a "nexus") across all elements of the West of Scotland life sciences community. It promotes and supports research excellence, innovation and knowledge transfer within the life sciences community in the West of Scotland. It does this by a variety of means, including advertising in relevant media, issuing press releases related to the community, producing case studies and other marketing material for display and distribution as appropriate, and organizing a range of different networking events to attract a wide audience.

Markets Served

Nexxus strengthens the links between the West of Scotland's research institutions and its rapidly growing industry sector (which includes many successful indigenous companies and high profile foreign inward investment). It encourages and facilitates interaction between academia, industry, support services, government, the National Health Service and research institutes in many, and varied ways, one of which is by attending exhibitions and conferences to showcase the life sciences expertise of the West of Scotland.

Major Products and Services

PR and Marketing on behalf of the West of Scotland life sciences community.

Nexxus News—quarterly newsletter, contains a wide variety of interesting articles on life sciences in the West of Scotland, including research and company news.

Monthly e-bulletins and ad hoc emails provide a roundup of the previous month's West of Scotland related life sciences news, notification of forthcoming life sciences events worldwide, calls for conference papers, notification of funding opportunities, etc.

Nexxus Events—regular informal networking events including scientific presentations, career events for young life scientists, entrepreneurial and business seminars and summer BBQs.

Nexxus Life Science Awards are presented annually in four categories—Young Life Scientist of the Year, Innovation of the Year, Most Promising Young Life Science Company of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.


Our website provides comprehensive information on the West of Scotland's breadth and depth of research expertise; information (including contact details) on local companies; news articles from, and about, the local community; details of forthcoming life sciences related events worldwide; related links and general information on living and working in the West of Scotland.

10 The Square University Avenue Glasgow, Scotland UK G12 8QQ

01.41. 330 1987

01.41. 330. 2747



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