About us

The Healthcare Technology Accelerator Facility (HTAF) is a vibrant initiative aimed at expediting the development of healthcare technology within the University of Edinburgh BioQuarter.

The HTAF consists of three main divisions: the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Manufacturing Lab, the Sterile Drug Manufacturing GMP Facility, and the Investigational Supplies Group (ISG).

Specialising in producing small batches of Investigational Medicinal Products - MIA (IMP)  tailored for clinical trials and commercial projects, the facility also conducts peptide synthesis, small molecule production, and method development/stability studies. Additionally, it manages vital components of clinical trials, including IMP importation, placebo creation, and over-encapsulation for blinding purposes.