10 August 2017
The First Minister officially opened the new European headquarters of a life sciences company which will generate 15 new jobs and safeguard a further three.
ReproCELL received £150,000 funding from Scottish Enterprise to support the company’s relocation to new facilities at the West of Scotland Science Park.
She got a tour of the lab to hear about the vital work the company is doing around stem cell reprogramming and 3D cell culture, and even got to examine real skin samples!
The First Minister said:
Life sciences is an exciting and developing growth sector for Scotland’s economy and it is testament to confidence in the sector that ReproCELL has decided to base its European operations here.
Scotland has a global reputation as a country of excellence when it comes to life sciences and this investment is another vote of confidence in Scotland as a country that has the talent, the facilities and the expertise to thrive in an increasingly global and technology driven economy.
The jobs that are being created and safeguarded will bring significant benefit to the surrounding area and I am looking forward to seeing the company go from strength to strength in the future.”