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Medical, Health and Life Sciences

Plymouth’s growing cluster of innovative life sciences companies utilises the area’s technology infrastructure, resulting in a healthy mix of established and emerging companies across medical device and diagnostics, biologics and biotech, contract research organisations and pharmaceuticals.

The city is developing a growing knowledge-based manufacturing and service industry by linking to the work of the university, hospital, and the advanced engineering sector.

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Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest hospitals trust in the South West Peninsula, incorporating Derriford Hospital, The Royal Eye Infirmary, the Child Development Centre and several further hospitals and satellite units.

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Plymouth is home to international businesses, start-ups and academics and a hub for inspirational health tech, advanced engineering, marine and technological advancements with a global reach.

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