Jobs created at new life science European HQ
FM welcomes 15 new jobs.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon officially opened the new
European headquarters of a life sciences company which is set to
generate 15 new jobs and safeguard a further three following new
ReproCELL received £150,000 funding from Scottish Enterprise to
support the company's relocation to new and expanded facilities at
the West of Scotland Science Park.
The company has invested a further £630,000 to base their
European HQ in Scotland and create jobs in two new areas of
innovation - stem cell reprogramming and 3D cell culture, adding to
their existing 14 employees.
Speaking at the event, the First Minister said:
"Life sciences is an exciting and developing growth sector for
Scotland's economy and it is testament to confidence in the sector
that ReproCELL has decided to base its European operations
"Scotland has a global reputation as a country of excellence
when it comes to life sciences and this investment is another vote
of confidence in Scotland as a country that has the talent, the
facilities and the expertise to thrive in an increasingly global
and technology driven economy.
"The jobs that are being created and safeguarded will bring
significant benefit to the surrounding area and I am looking
forward to seeing the company go from strength to strength in the
Dr David Bunton, CEO of ReproCELL Europe Ltd said:
Scottish Enterprise has worked closely with the company in
Scotland, Europe, US and Japan to provide business support. This
has included work from SDI field colleagues in Japan and across
Europe to help identify potential customers, as well as tailored
company support on the ground in Scotland to look at new market
opportunities globally and extend existing testing services.
Rhona Allison, Company Growth Senior Director at Scottish
Enterprise, said: "ReproCELL's new expertise in stem-cell
reprogramming and 3D cell culture, together with its world class
facilities are a further and significant boost to Scotland's
growing life sciences capabilities. The company's confidence in
Scotland is testament to the country's global reputation in the
sector and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the
ReproCELL team to help them realise their growth ambitions."
ReproCELL received £150,000 of Regional Selective Assistance
from Scottish Enterprise in December 2016.
Source - The Scottish Government