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NEWS 27th September 2016

Pioneering technology created by Manchester company used in Staffordshire to offer more accurate cervical cancer diagnosis

Pioneering technology created by a Manchester company is now being used in two hospitals in Staffordshire to improve the speed and accuracy in diagnosing pre-cancerous conditions of the cervix. The University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust have adopted an innovative cervical cancer diagnostic system called ZedScan™, devolved by Manchester based Zilico, at the gynaecology…

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“Manchester has a real pull for businesses to come and set up here.”
David Emery
IBM Vice President for General Business North

Key Skills

A Wealth of Talent

Manchester has a critical mass of highly skilled professionals and specialists, drawing from a large labour pool that extends far beyond the boundaries of the conurbation itself – south into Macclesfield and Congleton in Cheshire, east into High Peak in Derbyshire, west into St Helen’s in Merseyside and north into Blackburn.

Skill Levels

Greater Manchester’s workforce is relatively strongly skilled in UK terms with the majority qualified to NVQ level 2 and above, skills which are critical to raising productivity.


Source: ONS annual population survey 2006

* Population % is aggregated.

Better skills, better jobs, better lives

Manchester Business School was ranked 22nd in the world by FT and its MBA programme rated top five in non-US schools by Forbes, strengthening Manchester’s position as a world class educational and professional centre of excellence.

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