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S. Korea Plans to Invest $13.1 Billion in Biotech Industry

Mon 01 Apr 2024 | 05:17 PM
Israa Farhan

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy announced on Monday its intention to spend 17.7 trillion won ($13.12 billion) to invest in biotech pharmaceutical facilities and support small firms in the biotech sector by 2030.

According to Bloomberg, the support package includes financial assistance worth 4.2 trillion won from state-owned banks.

South Korea aims to establish a domestic supply chain for the biotech industry, including raw materials and facilities, with a goal of localizing the manufacturing of biotech pharmaceuticals by 15% by 2030.

The government also aims to ease regulatory burdens for new technologies in the biotech industry.

South Korea targets reaching $10 billion in annual exports of biopharmaceuticals by 2030.