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Government-funded BiotechCorp Senior VP For Healthcare Selvam Ramaraj On Malaysia’s Biotech Expansion Plans: An Interview With PharmAsia News (Part 1 of 2)

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Malaysia has identified the biotechnology industry as one of the key drivers of growth in transforming the country into a knowledge-based economy, and the government is fully committed to its development. As part of that commitment, the government set up the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp) in 2005, as one of the action plans under the National Biotechnology Policy, under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. BiotechCorp's goal is to identify value propositions in both R&D and commerce and support these ventures via financial assistance and other means. BiotechCorp Senior Vice President for Healthcare Selvam Ramaraj recently talked with PharmAsia News about the company and its master plans for Malaysia.

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