On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in what could either be described as a catastrophic self-destruction or a glorious grasp at independence. Wrapped up in a state of confusion over their status in the United Kingdom are scientists from Europe and abroad. On June 8, 2017, almost one year after the referendum, SIU brought together experts in London, to talk about their concerns and current measures they are taking in academia, industry and government to make things as smooth as possible for UK science.
What awaits the biotech industry in the UK post-Brexit? Can the UK continue to thrive in biotech after the break-up from the EU is finalised? In the last instalment of our 'Brexit vs. Science' series we discuss the facts and speculations surrounding the most obvious questions on the effects of Brexit on the UK biotech industry.