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Life sciences in the Highlands and Islands 

Our region is home to world class research and development facilities and businesses operating in life sciences. As an agency we've spent 15 years investing in the perfect environment to support the clusters of expertise growing here.

The sector in Scotland is one of the largest in Europe, providing more than 41,000 jobs across more than 770 multinational corporations, SMEs and start-ups. It contributes £2.4 billion to the Scottish economy.

ODx Innovations 

Cutting edge company, ODx Innovations, has set up its international base at Inverness Campus. Find out why they've chosen the Highlands, and about the opportunities for local and international talent. 


“I was looking for work in Scotland and always thought of the Highlands as a beautiful place to visit, but I didn’t expect to find work here in my industry.
Cristina Martin, Lab Technician, ODx

International medical technology company brings 60 new jobs to Highlands

ODx Innovations (ODx) established its medical technology business on Inverness Campus in August 2019. Their first product in development is a rapid, point of care test for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) that aims to support effective treatment decisions.

In July, ODx announced expansion of its headquarters by creating up to 60 jobs. It's an exciting place to work, bringing together a wide range of local and international talent.

Meet some of the team in our film and hit the link if you'd like to see their current vacancies.

ODx careers

ODx employees

Hear from some of the ODx Employees who've made the move to Inverness.

ODx Clinical director Craig Millar returns to the Highlands from London.

ODx Lab Technician Cristina Martin from Madrid

ODx Instrumentation Engineer Jens Kellner from Germany

ODx had considered Dublin, Paris and San Francisco for our headquarters but for a whole host of reasons decided on Inverness and its world class Campus. Chief among these is the existence of a high level of well-trained people locally.
Giles Hamilton, CEO, ODx Innovations

Want to find out more?

Whether you want to grow your business, or find a great job, there are lots of options in our region.

aerial view of Inverness Campus looking south


ODx is just one of several cutting-edge life sciences organisations based at Inverness Campus. This 215-acre site developed by HIE brings together private companies, research organisations, academia and the NHS to pursue a range of life sciences initiatives.

Inverness Campus


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