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"Billion pound" boost for Essex economy

Doctors will get to train in a controlled environment Photo: ITV Anglia

Plans to make Essex a centre for medical technology innovation and research have been launched in London

The project aims to build three major sites in Harlow, Chelmsford and Southend in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University. The Anglia Ruskin MedTech campus, as it will be known, hopes to generate 12,500 new jobs and boost the economy by £1.2 billion.

Medical technology in action Credit: ITV Anglia

The medical technology industry is worth £170 billion globally. Anglia Ruskin hope with the help of Chelmsford City Council, Harlow District Council, Southend-on-sea Borough Council and private investment they can make Essex a hotbed of innovation.

Our vision for the Anglia Ruskin MedTech Campus is as a globally leading centre for medical innovation, building on our world-leading research in subjects allied to medicine and the solid partnerships we have built up over the years with the healthcare sector and with industry

– Professor Michael Thorne, Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University

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