Stewart White, the chief executive of Glasgow life sciences firm Collagen Solutions, is to address a conference next month organised by The Scotsman.
The event, to be held on 1 March at The Royal Society of Edinburgh on George Street, is titled “Innovating to Succeed, Making Scotland a world leader in life sciences”.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney is also due to attend, along with other speakers including Patrick Wiggins, chief executive of Irvine Bay Regeneration Company, NuCana chief Hugh Griffith and Iain Robertson, chair of the Scottish Health Technologies Group.
Aim-quoted Collagen, which develops components for use in regenerative medicine and medical devices, last year said it was confident of building its valuation to £100 million within the next five years.
It said: “This invite to speak at the session, on creating the right conditions to make Scotland a global player in life sciences, is as a result of the work Stewart White and his team have undertaken in building a world-class facility at Robroyston to produce medical-grade collagen. This is then incorporated into an increasing number of products used around the World in the rapidly growing regenerative medicine arena.”
White added: “In order to be a leader in life sciences, companies need the combination of academic innovation and manufacturing infrastructure to add value to customer products.
“Collagen Solutions has become a global leader in producing and supplying medical-grade collagen because we have excellent people working in world-class facilities in Scotland, New Zealand and the USA – this is the core of our commercial operations.”