The US will, beyond doubt, remain the world leader in life sciences for the foreseeable future. However, as with other sectors, bioscience - both R&D and business - is increasingly global. For US researchers and business leaders alike, it makes increasing sense to look beyond the shores of America for both expertise and profit-making opportunities. For many, the principal partner of choice has been - and will remain - the United Kingdom. There are sound reasons for this.
UK science expertise, backed by increased government funding, has led to a thriving bioscience industry, distinguished by the energy and creativity of its entrepreneurs." These words are not mine but those of Lord David Sainsbury, the British government's science and innovation minister.