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Life Sciences - Next Sunrise Sector for Kerala.

What is Life Sciences Industry ?

"Life Sciences Industry" encompasses, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Nutraceuticals, Biomedical Technologies, Diagnostics etc., that devote majority of their efforts in various stages of research, development, technology transfer and commercialization.

Life Science Sector in India

  • The Biotech industry in the country is concentrated around the major Bio-clusters in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh . Karnataka holds around 30% of the biotech units in the country
  • Southern Indian States are emerging as Biotechnology/ Life Sciences destination in the country
  • Kerala's share in life science sector is only 2% of India's total bio economy

Market Breakup of Biotechnology Sector in India

Vision Kerala - Life Sciences

  • Create an Eco-system for Life Sciences in Kerala by 2020
  • Attain sectoral growth at par with other southern states of India by 2030
  • Emerge as the leader in Marine Biotechnology and Biomedical Technology in India

Building up a Biotechnology Ecosystem

  • Focus on
    • Biomedical Technology
    • Marine Biotechnology
    • Agro – Veterinary and Forest Biotechnology
  • Build up Biotech Clusters
    • Trivandrum- For Biomedical Technology
    • Kochi- For Marine Biotechnology
    • Malabar- For Agro – Veterinary and Forest Biotechnology
  • Life Science Mission
  • Building up Academy-Industry linkage
  • Favourable Public Policy- Convergence of government programmes and promotion of Public-Private Partnership
  • Capacity build-up of Institutions and network of stakeholders
  • Awareness campaign on Lifesciences