Concept Life Sciences is an international scientific laboratory and consultancy business that offers a range of services in life, food, and environmental sciences. It focuses on laboratory based analytical testing and complex chemistry synthesis. The Company operates a contract research organization that provides drug discovery support, nucleoside chemistry, materials chemistry, and research support services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, and materials sciences industry in Europe and the United States; and an international company that specializes in providing accredited analytical services for environmental, health and safety, chemical, petrochemical, food, growers and retailers, and electronics sectors across the world. It also operates a multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy that offers asbestos consultancy, contaminated land investigation and remediation strategy, geotechnical design and assessment, corporate environmental, ecology, flood risk management, acoustics, air quality assessment, stack emissions monitoring, and workplace monitoring assessment services to residential and commercial property, industry, transport, and urban regeneration sectors in the United Kingdom and internationally.

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Manchester, GB
Concept Life Sciences was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Manchester, GB
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Key People/Management at Concept Life Sciences

Paul Doyle

Paul Doyle

Chief Scientific Officer
Colin Hardie

Colin Hardie

VP BD Pre Clinical Services
Chris Doe

Chris Doe

Head Of Biology
David Leese

David Leese

Head Of Chemistry
Paul Bradley

Paul Bradley

Head Of Medicinal Chemistry
Gordon Woodrow

Gordon Woodrow

VP BD Integrated Discovery Services
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Concept Life Sciences Office Locations

Concept Life Sciences has offices in Dundee, Kent, Bar Hill, Essex and in 7 other locations
Greater Manchester, GB (HQ)
19 Spring Gardens
Manchester, GB (HQ)
19 Spring Gardens
Derbyshire, GB
Frith Knoll Rd
Dundee, GB
2 James Lindsay Place
Dungannon and South Tyrone, GB
173 Killyman Rd
East Kilbride, GB
16 Langlands Pl
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Concept Life Sciences Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Concept Life Sciences Financials

Concept Life Sciences's revenue was reported to be £41.15 m in FY, 2016
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


16.8 m35 m41.2 m

Cost of goods sold

10.2 m19.3 m22.3 m

Gross profit

6.7 m15.7 m18.8 m

Gross profit Margin, %

GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3.1 m1.6 m1 m

Accounts Receivable

7 m8.5 m8.5 m


243 k1.3 m1.5 m

Current Assets

11.2 m13.6 m13.4 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(3.6 m)(4.6 m)(2.9 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

1.1 m431.2 k3.2 m

Cash From Financing Activities

43.8 m5.4 m3.2 m

Net Change in Cash

3.1 m(1.5 m)(584 k)
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Concept Life Sciences Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Aquila BioMedical October 30, 2017
Scientific Analysis Laboratories July 07, 2017
Agenda1 Analytical Services October 20, 2015
CXR Biosciences August 18, 2015
Resource & Environmental Consultants July 07, 2014
Peakdale Molecular July 07, 2014
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Concept Life Sciences News and Updates

Equistone Partners sells Concept Life Sciences

Equistone Partners has sold Concept Life Sciences to Spectris plc for 163 million pounds. UK-based Concept Life Sciences is a provider of drug discovery, development and analytical services for the life science sector.

Equistone-backed Concept Life Sciences acquires Aquila BioMedical

Concept Life Sciences, which is backed by Equistone Partners Europe, has acquired Edinburgh-based Aquila BioMedical, a pre-clinical contract research company with expertise in immuno-oncology, immunology and multiplex histology. No financial terms were disclosed.
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