Arc Universities

The strength of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc’s life sciences sector has been underscored by the recent Covid-19 crisis.

The two globally renowned life science clusters around Oxford and Cambridge are the most productive in Europe, with Buckinghamshire home to a growing med-tech sector. The Arc, led by the universities, has the critical mass and growth potential to reach across the Arc and rival the world’s largest life sciences ecosystems.

With scores of pioneering academic institutions, many hundreds of innovative life sciences companies, unique research facilities such as the Diamond Light Source (the UK’s synchrotron), and thousands of people employed in the sector, Oxfordshire is leading the international response to the pandemic.

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