Healthcare & Life Sciences

Northumberland is home to an impressive array of pharmaceutical businesses, and we have a growing presence in biotechnology.

Northumberland is home to an impressive array of pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses, as well as a growing presence in biotechnology.

Leading companies include Aesica Pharmaceuticals, Piramal Healthcare, The Specials Laboratory, Tynetec, Femeda, Arcinova and MSD.

“Since The Specials Lab was founded in 1999, the North East of England has provided an ideal base from which to grow and strengthen our business. Today we operate from three separate sites on the same estate in Northumberland, with our location allowing us the flexibility to plan further expansion.

“Our facility benefits from a skilled, hardworking and reliable local workforce, as well as great transport links. As our business is set up to deliver unlicensed medicines to patients within just 24 hours of an order being placed, the accessibility of our site is critical.” 

- Sharon Griffiths, Managing Director The Specials Laboratory