Yesterday saw the official opening of Leeds Metropolitan University’s new Biomedical Sciences Laboratory. The new facility was opened by Bill McCarthy, Chief Executive of NHS Yorkshire and the Humber.
The new biomedical sciences laboratories provide an important resource for the universities biomedical and environmental sciences students who are starting out in their scientific careers. The laboratory also opens doors for the university in terms of offering an enhanced provision for research and consultancy scientific work.
Dr Biddy Unsworth, Subject Group Leader for Health Sciences said. “The labs are a huge asset to our University and will benefit over 500 students in this year alone.”
Leeds Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Health provides a variety of courses in Biomedical Sciences. Graduates from the University often enter scientific career paths such as research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, microbiology, medical writing and medical sales. Qualified Biomedical Scientists are also employed in the NHS, Health Protection Agency and private sector laboratories in a variety of roles, including clinical trials.
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