Gathering together for the health of all

The Francis Crick Institute shows the value placed on clustering

Almost everybody will be familiar with the huge advances being made in life sciences and their consequent applications. Treatments and therapies are being established almost daily that provide cures and relief for conditions that, until now, were incurable. It is also apparent that speed of progress will not be constant and that in future the rate of technological advance today will seem positively pedestrian.

But how will all this be articulated? Where will all this progress happen? What kind of space will it be in? And who will be part of the story?

It is apparent that there will be an increased urbanisation of centres of research and discovery. It is already happening in New York City, where there is probably the best example of an urban campus for life science companies.


The Alexandria Center for Life Sciences is an extremely attractive and dynamic place to work, with an acre of gardens, first-class food and drink, and a host of other amenities. It offers significant amounts of incubator/accelerator spaces, including the Science Hotel,  “for promising early-stage life science companies” (as well as the large and much more established occupants such as…

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