Dubai special economic zones

Dubai's free zones: something for everyone

Dubai’s free zones are drawing in businesses unfamiliar with the Middle East, thanks to a combination of an impressive infrastructure, sound business advice being on offer and low taxation. 

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.

UK top European destination for pharmaceutical investments in 2012

Six pharmaceutical FDI projects have been recorded in the UK in the  first quarter of 2012, making it the most popular destination in Europe  for such investments.

Julia Santos

Johnson & Johnson takes outsourcing route to business growth

Julia Santos, head of global business optimisation for the Johnson & Johnson Group, explains to Barbara Njau why outsourcing is essential to the company’s business strategy.

Belarus biotech TEASER

Belarus grasps pharmaceutical initiative

The pharmaceutical market in Belarus is seen as one of the country's most promising areas for economic growth, and with two pharma producers among its most profitable state-owned enterprises, this is a fact not lost on foreign investors.

medichem

Time up for Medichem's Maltese haven?

Medichem has grown its Malta business out of the country’s patent-free status for drugs. But with Malta's entrance into the EU and changing legislation, the clock is ticking for the pharmaceuticals company

Wallonia's reinvention

The Wallonia region in Belgium has remarketed itself to attract new partners and investor companies, and is carving a niche as a hub for pharmaceuticals and life sciences investment

Big pharma gets bigger

The trend for amalgamation within the pharmaceutical sector is creating ever bigger and stronger companies, writes Lara Williams.

An eye on expansion

The global of president Bausch & Lomb’s pharmaceutical division tells Lara Williams how the company’s global presence has helped it defy the economic slowdown, and that it now has Asia-Pacific, eastern Europe and Latin America in its sights.

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