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Dexcom opens in Scotland

A quarter of a million people are affected by diabetes in Scotland, with 13% living with type 1 diabetes and 87% living with type 2 diabetes. According to Diabetes UK, there are an estimated 549,000 people in the UK who have the condition, yet don’t know it. Many living with diabetes are increasingly turning to technology to help manage their condition. 

Dexcom are leaders in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes. The new Edinburgh operation for the San Diego-headquartered company, will manage all commercial, operational, technical support and research and development operations in the European region and will be key to Dexcom’s international growth.

With its strong history of medical innovation, the incredible talent pool in the city and the strategic inward investment through Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh really stood out to us as a location.

John Lister, general manager EMEA, Dexcom

This will mean patients across the EMEA regions will be able to access to Dexcom’s world-class technology.

A broad range of high-quality jobs will be created, delivering both headquarter-related internal services, as well as customer-facing services to clients across a range of European countries in multiple languages.

Scotland's reputation for innovation

John Lister, general manager EMEA at Dexcom, said in a recent Invest Edinburgh article in City AM, “We feel there’s a good cultural match between Dexcom and Scotland’s reputation for innovation, especially here in Edinburgh, with its skilled and experienced workforce.

“With its strong history of medical innovation, the incredible talent pool in the city and the strategic inward investment through Scottish Enterprise, Edinburgh really stood out to us as a location. 

"We are excited to bring the benefits of our state-of-the-art glucose monitoring solutions to diabetes patients across EMEA and build our brand and future commercial business from Scotland."

Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Jobs and Fair Work, Keith Brown, said: “I am particularly pleased that an international company like Dexcom recognises the strength of Scotland’s life science sector and chose Edinburgh as their new European headquarters. 

"I look forward to hearing of technological advances developed here that will enhance the lives of people living with diabetes and I wish them all the best for the future.” 

Ongoing support for Dexcom

Scottish Development International (SDI) and Scottish Enterprise (SE) have supported Dexcom in establishing the base in Scotland and will continue to support the company in its growth journey from Scotland.

“With exceptional strengths in both life sciences and digital technologies, Scotland is the ideal location for Dexcom’s European headquarters," said managing director of Scottish Development International, Paul Lewis.

"The company will now join the many international investors who benefit from our competitive business environment, strong skills base and effective support network, which help make Scotland the top performing location for inward investment after London," he added. 

"We look forward to supporting Dexcom’s ambitious growth plans for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.”

If you're a life Sciences, technology or Global Business Services (GBS) company looking to expand into Europe, Scotland is the ideal location and we can help.

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