In response to yesterday’s Life Sciences Sector Deal announcement from the UK government, Sir John Chisholm, Executive Chair of Genomics England said:
"I warmly welcome the UK Life Sciences Sector Deal announced on 6 December – and congratulate Sir John Bell and all of those who have created a transformative roadmap for Life Sciences in the UK.
From the outset, Genomics England has worked to translate the UK’s world leading genomic research into a vibrant UK genomics industry. The Life Sciences Sector Deal recognises and builds on the progress that Genomics England has made in aligning pioneering science with the needs of industry to make the UK the global centre of genomics research, discovery and investment.
The Life Sciences Sector Deal represents a bold ‘green light’ from Government – placing genomic discovery at the heart of the Life Sciences. We are committed to seizing this once in a generation opportunity – furthering our deep industry partnerships to help transform the NHS, bring benefit to patients and drive UK economic growth."