World-class medical research and discovery
The greatest challenges facing modern medicine today are being tackled by some of the brightest minds, right here in Nottingham.
Cutting-edge research and commercial pioneers are making medical breakthroughs and saving people’s lives by building on a strong healthcare tradition that goes back centuries.
It was in this city that Jesse Boot opened his first chemist’s shop more than a hundred years ago. Boots is famous for the invention and development of one of today’s most popular and effective painkillers, Ibuprofen. Today, still based in Nottingham, Alliance Boots is one of the biggest community pharmacists in the world, employing more than 100,000 people in 15 countries.
Jesse Boot himself was instrumental in the early days of The University of Nottingham, donating the land that is today the University Park campus. Alongside Nottingham Trent University, it’s one of the city’s two world-class education institutions. Both are conducting incredible research in a range of fields, improving the health and lives of millions of people around the world.