US biotech

US states step-up to join biotech elite

The US biotechnology landscape has changed radically in the 20 years since the first BIO International Convention. And while investment is still focused on a handful of states, other US destinations are bubbling under.

Annise Parker

Houston, we have an image problem

The US city of Houston has a lot to offer as a business destination, as its strong record in FDI proves. Its only problem, says the city's mayor, Annise Parker, is in trying to shake off outdated negative perceptions.

Is the US's R&D star fading

Is the US's R&D star fading?

As budget cuts loom in the US and businesses move their funding to growth regions such as China, fDi looks at whether the US's reputation as a global leader in R&D is under threat?

New markets for life sciences sector

New markets for life sciences sector

While the US continues to take the lion’s share of investment and projects in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors, locations in Asia and Europe are increasingly attracting the attention of investors. 

Wisconsin governor looks to grab investor attention

Wisconsin governor looks to grab investor attention

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker explains how his election publicity is helping him draw the attention of businesses to his state and how he plans to take advantage of Wisconsin's strong agriculture sector by increasing productivity through biotech projects.

Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak

Malaysia PM hails ETP effect

Malaysia's excellent economic performance in recent years has come on the back of its Economic Transformation Programme. Its prime minister and finance minister Dato’ Sri Abdul Tun Najib Razak tells Barbara Njau how the programme has helped diversify the country's economy, which has continued to thrive while much of the rest of the world has struggled.

Tuscanys collaborative spirit

Tuscany's collaborative spirit

The close relationship between industry and research and education institutions in Tuscany gives the region an edge when it comes to R&D and innovation.

Park life

Chengdu's technology parks impress on all scores

The Chengdu government's long-term focus on the high-tech industries appears to be paying off, as its technology parks are attracting international names brought in by the city's pro-business attitude and deep talent pool.

Ontario and Quebec up their biotech games

The leading two provinces for life sciences in Canada are not resting on their laurels when it comes to attracting investment, and both are now going all out to promote just how business-friendly their respective biotech clusters are.

Biotech bolsters economic recovery in the US

At an annual biotech conference, officials from across the US were keen to show their enthusiasm and commitment to biotechnology investment.

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