Monday, May 11, 2009

Brazil, China and India Emerging as Top Biotech Countries

Brazil, China and India are three of the world's leading countries that are spearheading emerging biotechnology clusters that can rival those in the United States. This was forwarded in an article in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News based on interviews with biotech industry leaders.

Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil were identified as the three leading emerging biotech clusters in Brazil where most of the activities were centered on agricultural biotechnology. The People's Republic of China has declared as priority the development of a vibrant biotech industry and several biotech parks have emerged. Shanghai and Beijing host the largest groupings of biotech companies. Similarly, predictions are that within the next two to three years, India will have 27 biotech parks through public/private partnerships.

View the full article at http://www.genengnews.com/articles/chitem.aspx?aid=2883

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