Biopharmaceutical Industry
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UK Biopharmaceutical Industry

Explore the forefront of biopharmaceutical innovation in the UK, where leading companies are advancing medical solutions from living cells and organisms. Access real-time insights and download our free snapshot report to discover the sector’s impact on the UK economy.

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What are Biopharmaceuticals?

Biopharmaceuticals are complex medicines made from living cells or organisms that are often produced using cutting-edge methods.

The UK’s biopharma industry includes a wide array of companies and start-ups dedicated to developing innovative medical solutions and therapies. This includes the development of vaccines, research into antibodies and the manufacture of human cells or tissues.

Biopharmaceutical sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the Biopharmaceutical sector. The sector has a turnover of £18.0bn currently, has received £18.9bn of investment and the sector is growing at 11.9% per year.


Biopharmaceutical verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK Biopharmaceutical industry today.

Our Biopharmaceutical RTIC is made up of 6 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include Small Molecules, and Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs). You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0083 Biopharmaceutical 1194 companies

    Companies involved in the development and production of innovative medical solutions, including antibodies, vaccines, advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs), small molecule therapeutics, and blood and cell products.

    • Biopharmaceutical: Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)

      Companies engaged in the research and manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) encompassing cell therapies, tissue engineered products (TEPs), combination products, and gene therapies.

      441 companies
    • Biopharmaceutical: Antibodies

      Companies involved in the research and/or manufacture of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies as well as antibody fragments.

      234 companies
    • Biopharmaceutical: Blood & Tissue Product

      Companies engaged in the manufacture or research of human cells or tissue products intended for implantation, transplantation, infusion or transfer into a human.

      41 companies
    • Biopharmaceutical: Small Molecules

      Companies involved in the manufacturing and research of small organic compounds with low molecular weight that can be taken orally and easily enter cells to target specific areas within them.

      486 companies
    • Biopharmaceutical: Therapeutic protein

      Companies involved in the manufacturing and research of protein-based drug including recombinant, non-recombinant, blood factors and peptides.

      158 companies
    • Biopharmaceutical: Vaccines

      Companies involved in the manufacutring/research of vaccines such as viral, DNA-based, cell-based, recombinant protein, and cellular vaccines.

      396 companies

Biopharmaceutical industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 11.9%, we expect that this sector could be worth £21.4bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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