Understanding the life sciences ecosystem

OBN has carried cluster benchmarking since 2002 when it published the first of a series of OBN Cluster Reports for the local Oxfordshire biocluster.  Since then we have carried out many such exercises across the UK.

We continue to regularly monitor the growth of the Oxford/Thames Valley life sciences ecosystem with the Oxford AHSN and have carried out benchmarking and follow-up exercises for various client organisations.

Through OBN Consulting we have delivered detailed independent benchmark reports on the Kent and Welsh bioclusters, the latter for the Welsh Government, and for the Solent and Enterprise M3 LEP's in association with the Institute for Life Sciences at The University of Southampton.


Oxford AHSN

Solent LEP & IfLS at Southampton UNI

Locate in Kent

Other cluster maps

OBN Membership

Cambridge Biopharma Cluster Map (2016)

For further information about OBN’s Life Sciences Consultancy services and Cluster Analysis capabilites, contact John Harris, CEO, or Jonathan Rohll, Analyst at OBN. Tel: +44 (0)1235 420 877.


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Future Blends are looking for an OBN member company who could help them strip solvent from one of their process streams. Initially looking at a 1 tonne scale. If you can help, or know of someone who might be able to then please contact Shane O’Leary at Future Blends. soleary@futureblends.com.

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