Launch of Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus
Press release issued: 22 May 2012
New partnership is predicted to create 12,500 jobs and boost sector by £1.2bnA groundbreaking partnership to drive growth and innovation in the UK medical technology sector was officially launched at the House of Commons on Tuesday, 22 May.
"We are committed to supporting a number of initiatives to drive forward medical innovation and the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus is one of these".
"Such developments will allow us to be world leaders in medical innovation and will provide a springboard for economic growth and development in the UK."
"Harlow is a centre of innovation and has recently gained Enterprise Zone status focusing on medical technology, advanced manufacturing and ICT. The Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus is a great fit with the Enterprise Zone and the aspirations of the town, and it will leverage the town's comparative advantages."
"Chelmsford has long been a centre for economic growth, further enhanced this year by the granting of city status. Our long-standing partnership arrangements with organisations throughout the area have led to our engagement and support of the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus; a project that presents an exciting and outstanding opportunity on a global scale."
"We already enjoy an important medical technology cluster in the borough with global names such as Olympus Keymed located here, and the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus will create opportunities for innovators to exploit their potential, businesses to work together in a way they haven't before and for new health solutions to be developed improving quality of life for residents. Together this will create jobs and increase learning opportunities."
"Our vision for the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus is as a globally leading centre for medical innovation, building on our world-leading research in subjects allied to medicine and the solid partnerships we have built up over the years with the healthcare sector and with industry."
"The UK has a proud history of invention and innovation. The NHS is the largest and longest established national healthcare system in the world. In partnership with the UK's university base, it has been at the forefront of many advances in medical science in its 63 year history. However, translating these discoveries and innovations into globally successful products and services has too often been achieved abroad."
"With demands on healthcare systems increasing, now more than ever, adoption and widespread uptake of medical innovations across our healthcare system is critical to realising the benefits from the latest advances in medical technology and clinical practice. Innovation is the only way to delivering a sustainable healthcare system for future generations."