Our county is home to a large and fast-growing biotechnology sector. Over the last 10 years output has grown by nearly 220% and the number of businesses has increased by a staggering 300%. This growth continues to be supported by our highly educated workforce.
Major companies located here include Actavis and Perrigo, all based in North Devon and Viva Bioscience based in Exeter. The University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry also provide high-quality clinical education and research that contributes significantly to the health, wellbeing and wealth creation within the county and beyond.