The Institute of Life Science (ILS) is the research arm of Swansea University’s College of Medicine and is Wales’ premier purpose-built medical research and business incubation facility. It is a partnership between Swansea University, Welsh Government, the NHS, ABMU Health Board and business partners.
The first phase of ILS (ILS1 – £52 million) is a state-of-the-art building (ILS1) housing specialists in medical research, high performance computing, business incubation and technology transfer. The second phase (ILS2 – £28.8 million), a 7 story building with 6000 square metres of facilities including the Centre for Nanohealth, fully operational business incubation units, the Joint Clinical Research Facility (JCRF) – fully equipped with a 6 bedded clinical trials unit and an imaging suite with cutting edge CT and MRI scanners. Other unique facilities at the ILS include the EPSRC UK National Mass Spectrometry Facility, the Haemostasis Biomedical Research Unit, the Health Informatics Research Laboratories, the NHS Wales Research Informatics Laboratories and extensive high performance computing capabilities through HPC Wales.