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Nanjing To Invest RMB 10 Billion Over Next Three Years To Establish 'Drug Valley'

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

At the 2009 International Pharmaceutical Research and Cooperation Conference organized by Nanjing Municipal Government and Nanjing Commerce and the Trade Promotion Commission, it was revealed that the city will prioritize the financial support of establishing key biopharmaceutical companies' core technologies and platforms. To forge a world-class "drug valley," Nanjing will make efforts to jointly channel RMB 10 billion ($1.5 billion) on four levels - nation, province, city and district - from 2009 to 2012. This will lead corporations and various private capitals to invest more than RMB 100 billion. At the end of 2008, Nanjing housed more than 100 biopharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing companies, which formed the beginnings of an industry cluster. (Click here for more - Chinese Language)

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