Life science innovations made in Oulu include a heart rate monitor and a production method for recombinant collagen.

Life Science sector in Oulu includes: medical technology with diagnostics and health IT, pharmaceuticals, bioprocesses, food and food safety as well as wellness industries. The total revenue amounts to around 919 million euros. In Life Science sector there is a total number of 1 700 companies working in Oulu, 500 of which are hi-tech companies.