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Life sciences Infrastructure

  • Genome Valley is India‘s first state-of-the-art life sciences cluster, spanning 600 sq km in Hyderabad
  • Provides access to world-class infrastructure to domestic and international companies
  • Comprises of dedicated park (ICICI Knowledge Park and Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Park) developed on a public-private partnership (PPP) model
  • Key players in AP leveraging the cluster advantage include Albany Molecular Research Inc., Nektar Therapeutics, Chanelle Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Paraxel, etc
  • Key Indian players include Shantha Biotech, Bharat Biotech, GVK Biosciences, Dr. Reddy‘s, Biological E and Vimta Laboratories, among others.
  • ICICI Knowledge Park has been constructed in three phases on 200 acres and currently 22 companies are located in the park. It houses a specialised, world-class centre for business-driven research, a life sciences incubation centre, IPR and patent facilitating cell, besides other enabling infrastructure
  • Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Park is spread over 400 acres and was built in three phases. Presently, there are about 28 companies located in the area developed in the first two phases of development.

Agri-science park

  • The state government and ICRISAT (International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) have jointly set up an agri-science park at the ICRISAT campus to support the growth of agri-based biotech industry in the state 

Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City (JNPC) SEZ

  • JNPC has been designed by JTC -Jurong Corporation, Singapore, with a saleable area of 1420 Acres, while the remaining 700 Acres is planned of common facilities and utilities with green areas and open spaces in the park. 600 acres has been earmarked for setting up a sector specific Pharma SEZ.
  • The project is being developed at Parwada, Visakhapatnam, at an estimated cost of US$ 73.17 million through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model between the state government and Ramky Pharma City (India) Ltd
  • Salient features include water supply, hazardous waste management facilities, effluent treatment plants, power, street lighting, etc

Key life sciences research institutes

  • The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB)
  • Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD)
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT)
  • International Crop Research Institute for Arid and Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
  • Directorate of Rice Research (DRR) and other specialised agro-research centres of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
  • National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM)
  • National Institute of Nutrition (NIN)

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