Translate your potential with LifeArc

At LifeArc, our priority is to help you translate your potential into career-defining opportunities and experiences. We will give you the tools to take risks and push boundaries, and you will work with people that expand your ideas and horizons.

Associate Director Biology, Katy Kettleborough
Stevenage Lab
Scientist in Stevenage
Dave Powell CSO with VR

Who we are

At LifeArc, we want to make life science life changing, and transform promising ideas into medical breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.

We do this by being experts in early-stage translation – advancing lab discoveries into next generation of diagnostics, treatments and cures.

We are an independent, self-funded medical research charity and a trusted partner for those involved in translating life sciences research into medical solutions. We’re also proudly rooted in the UK life sciences community, and growing the reach of our partnerships and impacts around the world.

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What we do

As the early-stage translation specialists, we progress scientific discoveries on their journey to becoming a medicine, diagnostic or intervention that can improve patients’ lives. Our work begins by seeking out innovation, before helping to develop this science to a point where there is a clinical and commercial pathway for others to invest the time and money to take forward.

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Our locations

We have an office in London and scientific research facilities in Stevenage and Edinburgh. We also have a specialist science team working at the Francis Crick Institute in London.

Our state-of-the-art laboratories in Stevenage are dedicated to drug discovery, while our scientists in Edinburgh are working to develop diagnostics.

Central London

Lynton House
7-12 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9LT

At our London office, with Tavistock Square on our doorstep, you’ll find our technology transfer and charity teams, ventures, finance, corporate affairs, governance, licensing, and the opportunity assessment group

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Accelerator Building
Open Innovation Campus
Stevenage SG1 2FX

In Stevenage, we have state-of-the-art lab facilities dedicated to drug discovery projects. Many of our scientists who work in biology, chemistry and biotherapeutics are based here.

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Nine Edinburgh BioQuarter
9 Little France Road
Edinburgh EH16 4UX

In Edinburgh, our ISO 13485 certified facilities feature some of the most modern and comprehensive technology available. The team specialises in molecular diagnostics and is dedicated to developing diagnostics.

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“Working at LifeArc gives my work as a scientist great purpose and I highly enjoy this. It is amazing to work for a charity that tries to make the most impact for patients and pushes projects forward so treatments can go into the clinics sooner. I have learned a lot about how organisations work and, apart from science, what is involved to deliver a successful project and roll out new treatments to enhance patient benefits. Thanks to LifeArc for giving me this fantastic training opportunity.”

Cornelia, Scientist in Diagnostics

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