SLA writes to new Ministers

Released: Friday 20th May 2011

Edinburgh, 20th May 2011.  John Brown, as Chairman of the SLA, has written to Nicola Sturgeon congratulating her on her re-appointment as Cabinet Secretary for Health, and highlighting the SLA’s mission to sustain and grow life sciences in Scotland.  John has also written in similar terms to John Swinney as Cabinet Secretary for Finance and to the new Enterprise Minister, Fergus Ewing.   In these letters, John identified the following priorities for the SLA:-

·       To encourage the availability of new sources of private  venture capital in Scotland
·       To use the NHS more effectively to stimulate innovation in life sciences, both in providing companies with advice on new products, as well as representing a home market for Scottish healthcare products.
·       To streamline the support landscape for life sciences.
Notes to the Editor
Scottish Lifesciences Association: Scottish Lifesciences Association was set up in January 2011 to represent the Scottish Life Sciences Industry to the Scottish Government and its agencies to ensure that policy and support for the industry is maintained and increased.
For further information please contact:
 Scott Johnstone CEO, SLA                                                                                 Mobile  +44 7731 985583
ENDS 20th May 2011
SLA, Wallace Building, Roslin BioCentre, Roslin, Midlothian

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