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R&D Tax Credits in the Science & Medicine sector


The Pharmaceutical industry is one of the biggest global industries involved in research & development and fits the typical stereotype image of ‘people in white lab coats’ undertaking R&D in laboratories. However, whilst that remains a major part of R&D, there are also many other companies involved such as drug manufacturers, specialist testing companies, packaging companies, and medical equipment designers who may also qualify for R&D. Could you qualify for R&D Tax Credits in this sector?

R&D Tax Credits Science

Qualifying Examples of R&D Tax Credits in Science & Medicine

The R&D tax credit scheme rewards any company whose work seeks to resolve a ‘scientific or technological uncertainty’. Qualifying activities may include:

  • Development and clinical trials of new drugs.
  • Adapting or developing manufacturing processes for now or improved drugs or medical devices.
  • Development of new or improved testing techniques
  • Manufacturers of new or improved medical devices to enhance patient care.
  • Development of new packaging taking account of areas such as shelf life, temperature storage and sustainability.
  • Adapting/improving existing drugs to a broader audience e.g. sugar-free, easier to swallow or slow-release.

Further information on projects that count as R&D can be found on the Government website: here

Examples of our work in Science & Medicine

Experts in sourcing and developing innovative new products for cardiovascular specialists developed a new method to improve heart coronary diagnosis achieving quicker haemostasis in patients without compromising blood flow.

Libcus recovered £16,603 for the client.

A UK supplier of unique products for pre-menstrual syndrome and post-natal depression developed a pessary specifically related to the assisted reproduction market.

Libcus recovered £142,000 for the client

Other industries eligible for R&D Tax Claims

Our technical specialists regularly process successful claims in the scientific sector. However many other industries are eligible to claim R&D Tax Credits.

For more informaiton on other industries and examples of claims, please click on the links below:

Technology & Software

The technology sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK and as such is one of the key areas for R&D tax relief:

  • Cyber security & encryption
  • Search engine advancements
  • Linking old and new software  systems

Food & Beverage

R&D has always played a part in the food & beverage industry but is constantly increasing as awareness of allergies and healthier types of food and drinks grow in demand but where taste remains a key factor.

Environmental & Renewable Energy

With the effects of climate change on our planet at the top of the government agenda, renewable energy and the protection of our environment are one of the most important areas for R&D sectors of this decade.

Do you have any Questions?

Our technical specialists are always available to answer any questions you may have.
We would love to find out more about your business and how we might be able to help you compile a Research and Development tax claim.

Please contact us using one of the following options below:



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Our technical specialists are always available to answer any questions you may have.
We would love to find out more about your business and how we might be able to help you compile a Research and Development tax claim.

Please contact us using one of the following options below:



Telephone Us
Please call us on the following number: +44 (0)1629 810 222

Email Us
You can email our technical team directly: info@libcus.com

Chat With Us
Click the blue and white speech bubble (below right)
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