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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 January, 1997
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
East Anglia
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Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Council of European BioRegions
Cluster Management Team: 
Internationalisation Responsible
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Sectoral and Industrial Focus
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Technology fields: 
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Protein Engineering
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Emerging industries: 
Medical Devices
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Cluster Strategy


About One Nucleus

One Nucleus is an international membership organisation for life science and healthcare companies. We are based in Cambridge with the majority of our members across the Cambridge/London corridor – at the heart of Europe’s largest life science and healthcare cluster. 

Vision: For One Nucleus and our members to be the top European life science and healthcare network

Mission: We will achieve this by maximising the global competitiveness of our members. 

Organisation History

Established in 1997, One Nucleus is a not-for-profit membership organisation located in Cambridge. 

We have over 470 organisations as members, including pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies and associated technical and commercial service providers.  One Nucleus’ mission is to maximise the global competitiveness of our members.  For our science and technology-based members, that means them being global leaders in the research, development and commercialisation of healthcare innovations that radically improve the quality of people’s lives around the world. For our business and professional services members, it means them delivering exceptional services that significantly enhance the business performance of their clients. The One Nucleus Family Collectively the membership forms a commercial, clinical and academic powerhouse. Around 80% of our members are based in the Cambridge/London corridor, an area which is home to at least 60% of the UK’s life science industry base. Our membership includes 4 of the UK’s 5 Academic Health Science Centres and 3 of the world’s top 6 Universities.  Our membership reflects that the ‘corridor’ and network is an international life science ‘super cluster’. With our critical mass of membership (being the largest in Europe by some way), as well as the services we offer, the member benefits include:

  • A large and significant pool of companies to support business to business interaction within the membership 
  • Membership of a cluster of international size, relevance and visibility
  • Major impact both in the UK and overseas with the compelling excellence of our members articulated strongly to international organisations, institutions and Governments for ultimate member benefit
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Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
United States
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