Life Sciences

Purpose of the group

Support for innovation in life sciences is critical for the development of Scotland’s future economic success, together with strategies for the practical applications which improve the health and lives of millions of people globally.

The Cross-Party Group will be the forum for Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), stakeholders and interested parties to engage directly with each other in order to raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges facing the sector and to better inform the development of policy in this important area.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting:

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Peter J B Shakeshaft

Grant Sellar, D.Phil

Michael J. Butler, Ph.D

Bill MacNee

Professor Grahame Bulfield

Lubna Kerr

Jacquie Forde

Alan J Muir

Janice Johnson

Marc Turner

Leo James

Professor David Wyper


Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

BioIndustry Association Scotland

Medical Devices Scotland

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

University of Glasgow.

AstraZeneca UK Limited

Hudson, Edinburgh.

Scottish National Blood Service

Aptuit (Edinburgh) Ltd


University of Edinburgh.

University of Aberdeen.

Diabetes UK Scotland

Dynamic Earth Enterprises Ltd

Telehealth Solution Ltd

Scottish Enterprise

CXR Biosciences

Doherty Innovation Centre

Advanced Biosystems/Biobest Laboratories Ltd.

SSCN Ltd, Edinburgh

Napier University.

Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Preclinical Europe, Preclinical Services

University of Dundee.

College of Science and Engineering, Edinburgh

Scottish Funding Council

Life Sciences, Targeting Innovation Ltd

Controlled Therapeutics Ltd

BIA Scotland

Strathclyde University

Royal Society of Edinburgh

ITI Life Sciences

Adel Consulting Ltd


Economic Projects

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Scottish Centre for Telehealth


Moredun Research Institute

Meningitis Trust


Get involved

Next meeting:




Jim Eadie MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6283