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UK Pharma Industry

Find out more about the UK’s Pharma industry and the companies providing new technologies and services to the pharmaceutical sector. Get an accurate view of the Pharma industry through innovative financial, company, funding, and growth data today.

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What is Pharma?

Pharma is a term used to describe the wider pharmaceutical industry of companies and organisations dedicated to the development, testing, production, distribution and marketing of medicines or pharmaceutical drugs.

Pharma can be used to both describe a single pharmaceutical company as well as a larger group of companies and the industry as a whole. Big Pharma is a term often used in the media to describe a small number of large multinational corporations – such as AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – who are collectively responsible for some of the most popular pharmaceutical products across the globe.

UK Pharma is a growing sector made up of a series of companies providing new technologies and services, including those specialising in advanced manufacturing, AI, automation, data analytics and BioPharma.

Pharma sector summary

Key information you should know about the Pharma sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:

  • Pharma has turnover of £110.91bn, meaning it is our 7th largest RTIC, and our 7th fastest growing sector.
  • The Pharma sector has not received additional investor attention in recent years and the amount of venture capital funding is not increasing as fast as our other emerging economy sectors.
  • The amount of Innovate UK grants is not increasing as fast in the Pharma sector, as our other emerging economy sectors.
2,304
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£118,221,275,120
TOTAL TURNOVER
616,050
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£24,992,350,000
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£290,950,456
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
7.0%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

Pharma verticals

Our Pharma RTIC is made up of 7 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, Automation. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0062 Pharma 2304 companies

    Companies providing new technologies and services to the pharmaceutical industry, largely in the develompent, testing, production, distribution, and marketing of medicines.

    • Pharma: Additive Manufacturing

      Companies using advanced manufacturing techniques (i.e., 3D printing) for the development of pharmaceutical products

      217 companies
    • Pharma: Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain

      Companies applying AI technology for the advancement of pharma research, products and/or services

      315 companies
    • Pharma: Automation

      Companies developing the technology and infrastructure for the automation of pharmaceutical processes and laboratories.

      165 companies
    • Pharma: Research and Data Analytics

      Companies developing technologies for the facilitation of research and data analysis for pharmaceuticals and research centres

      489 companies
    • Pharma: Precision Medicine

      Companies providing products and/or services that enable or enhance precision medicine techniques

      169 companies
    • Pharma: Pharma and BioPharma

      Companies dedicated to the production of pharmaceutical products and biotechnology research

      1513 companies
    • Pharma: Targeted Therapies

      Pharmaceutical companies dedicated to the advancement and supply of targeted therapeutics

      343 companies

Pharma industry growth

We estimate that the UK Pharma sector could be worth almost £145bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.

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Dig deeper into the UK’s Pharma sector with our free 2023 RTIC report, which includes:

– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends

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