Biomed office cluster for Liverpool Science Park

SPARK Impact, manager of The North West Fund for Biomedical, has teamed up with Liverpool Science Park to launch an eight desk office dedicated to start-up businesses in the biomedical sector. 
 
The biomedical cluster office offers tenants shared office space, a private meeting room and car parking at LSP as well as providing the tenants with printing facilities, lockable storage space and serviced internet access. 
The office, situated on the third floor of innovation centre 1 (ic1), already has three companies signed up – urology device business, Albert Medical Devices (AMD), nasogastric feeding tube device company, Westco Medical Holdings Limited, and telemedical company, Med ePad. 
All three have recently received Pathfinder and follow-on investments from The North West Fund for Biomedical.
A further five companies have expressed strong interest in locating in the biomedical cluster office when their current funding rounds complete.
Dr Penny Attridge, senior investment director at SPARK Impact, said: “We have invested in a range of companies with strong potential. Our latest idea for the biomedical cluster office is something SPARK Impact felt would be of great benefit to both the investee companies and Liverpool Science Park. 
“Giving our investee companies the opportunity to benefit from inexpensive office space in a supportive environment, close to our fund managers, places them in an excellent position to grow their businesses.”
Chris Musson, chief executive of LSP said: “Being near to one another, these companies can interact with each other and like-minded tenants from other sectors as well as take advantage of the park’s proximity to top class universities and research and development facilities.”

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