A new £56million Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) will be built at the heart of the emerging advanced manufacturing innovation district next to Glasgow Airport.
The industry-led centre will offer pharmaceutical companies from start-ups to multinationals a unique service to develop new manufacturing techniques which speed up bringing new drugs to market.
The global market is worth £98billion and this investment will put Scotland and the UK at the forefront of technology and innovation in medicine manufacturing, aiming to attract £80million of research and development investment in the next ten years.
Eighty high skilled jobs will be established at the Centre by 2023 with a further 90 jobs created or retained in companies during the design and build phase and post-construction.
The new centre will be built alongside the National Manufacturing Institute for Scotland (NMIS) – a £65million industry-led centre set to transform Scotland’s manufacturing skills and productivity.
And it will also be located next to the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre at Westway Business Park, Scotland’s only facility for research and development of lightweight components for the automotive and aerospace industries.