The Institute of Life Science

The research and innovation arm of Swansea University Medical School is the Institute of Life Science (ILS). The vision for ILS is to advance medical science through interdisciplinary research and innovation to improve the health wealth and well-being of the people of Wales and beyond.

The Institute of Life Science

  • is a unique example of successful collaboration between the NHS, academia and industry in the life science and health sector.  
  • enjoys close links with the Colleges of Engineering and Science especially through the Centre for NanoHealth.   
  • is Wales’ premier purpose-built  medical research facility.
  • a  collaboration between Swansea  University and the Welsh Government, together with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, and industry and business partners.
  • is the single largest investment ever made by the Welsh Government on any university campus.
  • Phases 1 and 2 were delivered on time and in budget.

About our Research

Research Themes

Biomarkers & Genes Devices Microbes and Immunity PPHI

Research Facilities

Biomedical Laboratories     Centre for NanoHealth‌     Informatics

Institute of Mass Spectrometry     Joint Clinical Research Facility‌     Commercial Incubators
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Research Strategy

We will shortly publish our updated research strategy for 2013-2017.