Michael Gooch, international business director at SEEDA, claims that 55% of the UK's biotech industry is located within the South East.
With all this interest, companies interested in the region expecting a lump cash sum to help them may get a nasty shock."We are not saying to people come here and we will give you money," explains Gooch
.Some grants are available in areas such as the Thames Valley and Kent but the draw of 15m people, 22% of whom are educated to degree level or higher, and the availability of subcontractors and professional services will be sufficient, he
"We are not saying to people come here and we will give you money" Michael Gooch
, South East England Development Agency