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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 clinical co-ordinator Craig Millar

Craig has returned home to Scotland from a 'Groundhog Day' work lifestyle in London. He's replaced a gruelling commute with valuable free time to spend with his partner Emma, who has also found an Orthoptist position with NHS Highland.

ODx lab technician Cristina Martin

Growing up in Madrid, Cristina never imagined that she would find her perfect job in microbiology by moving to the Highlands, but having found an ideal role at ODx she has thrown herself into a new life.

ODx instrumentation engineer Jens Kellner

Jens is from Germany, and has been working in the UK for two years in aerospace and the medical sectors. He had made a link with the Highlands studying with the University of the Highlands and Islands. He is delighted to combine his perfect job, in an amazing location with a friendly, laid back lifestyle

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

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Inverness Campus

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

aerial view of Inverness Campus looking south


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