Scottish Development International United Kingdom


Scottish Development International offers free and confidential support to foreign companies who would like to identify commercial, clinical or academic partners in Scotland. SDI can also offer a wide range of investor support services for companies expanding in Europe.

The Scottish Life Sciences sector consists of over 650 organisations employing over 32,500 people with particular strengths in cell and gene therapy, pharmaceutical services, digital health and clinical translational medicine.

Scotland has a strong cluster of expert, innovative and ambitious companies delivering outsourcing solutions for biopharmaceutical companies globally. This includes both multi-national and niche CROs, innovative drug delivery and formulation specialists and manufacturing services that span drug development.

Organisation type
Economic Development Agency
Dr Deborah McGregor
International Specialist 
Ms Eniko Delzenne
International Senior Executive 

Selcia United Kingdom

Selcia Ltd is a leading provider of contract research and innovation services in Drug Discovery and 14C Radiolabelling.

Selcia Drug Discovery provides the medicinal chemistry and biology expertise and resource to accelerate your early phase drug discovery project and deliver robust preclinical candidates. Our highly experienced project managers and scientists provide innovative solutions which have resulted in co-authorship on over 30 customer patents and publications and delivery of 11 preclinical candidates, with 2 due in the clinic this year. We have also been successful in supporting biotechs in raising a total of £8 million through various bodies to fund drug discovery endeavours.

In January 2018 Selcia became part of Eurofins Pharma Discovery Services affording Selcia the capacity to deliver extensive and seamless solutions and services that span the whole spectrum of drug discovery.

Organisation type
contract research
Dr Linos Lazarides
Business Development Executive, Drug Discovery