With over £200m of developments under construction, organisations at Edinburgh BioQuarter can gain access to new ideas and breakthrough discoveries through regular contact with world-leading academics, businesses and clinicians. The future of healthcare is here. BioQuarter campus occupiers include:
Creating Spaces for Success
Projects Under Construction
University of Edinburgh Centre for Tissue Repair
Together with the Centre for Regenerative Medicine will form the University of Edinburgh’s new Institute for Regeneration and Repair (IRR) which, when complete, will be home to over 600 researchers. The new building will be a unique interdisciplinary research facility. It will address critical bottlenecks in the development and commercialisation of regenerative therapies, and will:
- Provide purpose-built laboratory facilities to accommodate development of an interdisciplinary research environment
- Integrate chemists alongside biologists and clinical researchers to address key challenges in the translation and commercialisation of regenerative therapies
- Provide a state-of-the-art space for 250 researchers
A new pedestrian link between the north and south of Edinburgh BioQuarter will provide enhanced access across the entire site. The walkway, funded by NHS Lothian, Scottish Enterprise and the University of Edinburgh will support a network of paths and cycle routes, delivering improved connections between researchers, clinicians, healthcare staff, commercial companies, patients and visitors.
To read more download the Placemaking Strategy for Edinburgh BioQuarter.
Royal Hospital for Children and Young People and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences
An exciting new chapter in the proud histories of The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service will begin when they move to their purpose-built home at Edinburgh BioQuarter. The £150m facility will add to the innovation, teaching, healthcare and clinical capabilities at the site, including paediatric clinical trials.
What’s at BioQuarter
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is a major acute teaching hospital. With a 24-hour Accident and Emergency department, it provides a full range of acute medical and surgical services for patients from across Lothian, and specialist services for people from across the south east of Scotland and beyond.
- Acute medicine
- Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery
- Gastroenterology, General surgery
- Maternity, gynaecology, and neonatal units
- Orthopaedic surgery
- Renal (kidney) medicine and dialysis
- Respiratory medicine, Sleep medicine
- Transplant surgery (kidney and liver transplant)
- Vascular surgery
The Queen’s Medical Research Institute
A world-class clinical research facility, the Queen’s Medical Research Institute has four strategic centres addressing major disease challenges. A large proportion of academic clinicians based in QMRI are also consulting with and treating patients on a regular basis. The Institute is home to:
- Centre for Cardiovascular Science
- Centre for Inflammation Research
- MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
- MRC Centre for Reproductive Health
Edinburgh Imaging clinicians, researchers and scientists work together to advance health through excellence in imaging science. Thanks to continued investment, our world-class imaging facilities allow our skilled team to carry out cutting-edge collaborative research in four main themes; neuroimaging sciences, cardiothoracic imaging, reproductive/neonatal imaging and veterinary imaging.
- Hosting Scotland’s first PET-MR scanner, alongside three MR scanners and a PET-CT scanner
- Our cyclotron and radiochemistry suite allow us to produce radioisotopes for clinical and research use
- An image analysis suite enables efficient post-processing and assessment of imaging data
- We offer high-quality imaging and data management for local research projects to global clinical trials
- Winners of BMJ Imaging Team of the Year Award
The Chancellor’s Building, University of Edinburgh Medical School
Home to the world-leading Edinburgh Medical School, the Chancellor’s Building offers lecture theatres, seminar rooms and a clinical skills centre, as well as library and computing facilities.
The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic
A charitable University of Edinburgh clinical research facility, delivering research and trials for people with neurodegenerative disease (e.g. MND, MS), as well as hosting NHS Lothian specialist clinics for these conditions.
University of Edinburgh Centre for Dementia Prevention
The Centre combines research in science, medicine and social sciences to lead global efforts in preventing dementia.
- Advance understanding of biomarkers in clinical and preclinical human populations
- Drive global efforts to deliver new medicines that could act before clinical symptoms of dementia appear
- Improve the experience of living with dementia by developing strategies that increase quality of life
NINE - Life Sciences Innovation Centre
NINE is the Life Sciences Innovation Centre at BioQuarter, owned by Scottish Enterprise, it has been designed specifically for rapidly growing life sciences companies, service companies and inward investors wishing to engage with the expertise across the campus. Once fully developed, BioQuarter will offer up to 1.4m sq ft (130,063 sq m) of specialist accommodation for academic, commercial and healthcare activity.
- Home to over 25 award-winning life sciences companies
- Specialists in: biotechnology, life sciences product and diagnostics
Contract research, medical device and industrial biotechnology
- Access to all clinical, academic and scientific expertise across the campus
- Business Support services
- Events and networking opportunities
The vision of the Usher Institute is: To catalyse the transformation of health in society by working with people, populations and their data.
We are growing and developing rapidly, as both a core Institute within the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine and as one of five delivery hubs within the University of Edinburgh’s Data-Driven Innovation Programme. Our new visual identity is crisp, modern, unfussy and confident.
We have four Centres – Population Health Sciences being the oldest, with Global Health Research, Medical Informatics and most recently Biomedicine, Self and Society now sitting along with the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit and the Mackenzie Medical Centre (a local GP practice run through the Institute) – to make up our Institute.
Health Data and Bioinformatics at BioQuarter
Edinburgh BioQuarter boasts unique capabilities in health data, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. The co-location at BioQuarter of the Usher Institute alongside the Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC), FARR Scotland, HDR UK and IHDP has brought research to many areas of medicine including that of respiratory conditions, mental health, oncology, imaging and has been incorporated into cross-disciplinary projects across the campus and beyond.
- Edinburgh houses the largest bioinformatics hub in Europe
- Usher Institute hosts the Centre for Medical Informatics, which links with NHS Scotland
The BioCubes form part of the commercial office and lab space at BioQuarter. Currently, these are spread over two buildings, with plans for future developments.
Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility provides local clinical researchers with access to space, nursing input and scientific support to conduct high quality clinical research, focused on experimental medicine.
- 150 professional staff employed across three hospital sites in Edinburgh
- Highly-skilled GCP-trained staff able to support the delivery of both commercial and non-commercial clinical research
- Phase 1 MHRA accreditation at both adult and paediatric facilities – the first and one of only four non-commercial CRFs in the UK to have this accreditation standard
- Scientific, administrative and educational support embedded within a quality-assured patient-centred environment