A leading location for therapeutic innovation

The ideal environment for growth within a supportive and networked community


Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst was formed through a collaboration between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), GlaxoSmithKline, Wellcome and Innovate UK.

This has created a globally recognised cluster for therapeutic research and development that provides support for translation and commercialisation of innovative new medicines.

Vision and Mission


A world class cluster of excellence that accelerates the translation of innovative science and technology to improve the health and quality of people's lives.


To create a globally recognised vibrant life science ecosystem that brings together academics and entrepreneurs with growing and established healthcare companies in the spirit of collaboration and partnership.  

Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst will achieve this by providing networks, support and expertise to enable them to connect, grow and succeed in the development and commercialisation of life changing interventions.

The SBC team have supported Puridify from our very beginning and being located here has allowed the company to grow rapidly and be acquired by a major Pharma company within just 4 years.

Dr Iwan Roberts, Puridify Co-founder (A GE owned company)


Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst is a Company limited by guarantee by its two Members GSK and Wellcome. Governance of the company is directed and controlled through the Board, Audit & Risk and Remuneration Committees.

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