Overview of biotechnology in Thailand

Thailand biotechnology

Biotechnology companies in Thailand benefit from well-developed agricultural and medical sectors. In this document, the Thailand Board of Investment presents the main applications and attractiveness for bio technologies companies together with details on public incentives and supporting organizations.

Overview of biotechnology in Thailand – summary

Biotechnology – The gateway to ASEAN – page 2

Thailand biotechnology development policy – page 4

Agriculture and Food – page 5

  • Plant breeding development – page 6
  • Animal farming – page 6
  • Genetic engineering policy: Transgenic plants – page 7
  • Disease diagnosis and services – page 7

Medicine and Health – page 8

  • Medical devices – page 8
  • Diagnostic kits – page 8
  • Biopharmaceuticals – page 9
  • Stem cell technology – page 9
  • Vaccine – page 9

Bio Energy – page 10

  • Biomass – page 10
  • Biogas – page 10
  • Ethanol – page 11
  • Biodiesel – page 11

Bio Industry – page 12

  • Bioplastics – page 12
  • Strong networking to support the bio-plastics industry – page 13

Why Thailand – page 14

  • Skilled labor – page 14
  • Access to markets – page 14

Attractive investment incentives – page 15

Developed network of support organizations – page 16

  • National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) – page 16
  • National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC) – page 17
  • Thailand Science Park (TSP) – page 17
  • National Biopharmaceutical Facility (NBF) – page 17
  • Research and Development Certification Committee Secretariat (RDC) – page 17
  • Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) – page 18
  • Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) – page 18
  • Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO) – page 18
  • The Venture Capital (VC) Industry in Thailand – page 18
  • Other associations – page 18

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Presentation published in June 2014 by the Thailand Board of Investment North America

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