Boris wants London at 'forefront of scientific innovation'

Boris Johnson said he wants London to be at the forefront of scientific innovation as he launched MedCity which is aiming to make London and the south east the world's leading region for life sciences.

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London 'to be at forefront of scientific innovation'

Boris Johnson has officially launched MedCity which is aiming to make London and the south east the world's leading region for life sciences within 20 years.

MedCity will bring together some of London, Oxford and Cambridge's top academic and industry leaders to put the region at the "forefront of scientific innovation".

The organisation said it wants to attract major corporations to the capital as well as to assist small companies in producing new academia and products.

The Mayor of London said the organisation would play a crucial role in creating thousands of new jobs and producing new drugs to tackle diseases such as cancer, dementia and diabetes.