The UK was second with almost 11%. US companies dominated in terms of projects created (79 – 37% of the total), investment made ($3602m – more than half the total) and jobs created (5404 of the total 8113 worldwide). The Americas as a whole attracted 87 projects; Europe 58; and Asia was far behind with 15. US firm Wyeth made the biggest investment, putting $1500m into what it plans to be the world’s largest biotech plant, located in Ireland, creating 1300 jobs. It will focus on medications for rheumatoid arthritis.

Note: The information included in this report is based on publicly available sources. Investment and employment information is not captured for all projects.

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BIOTECHNOLOGY: TOP LOCATIONS BY NUMBER OF PROJECTS, JAN 2002- FEB 2005

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BIOTECHNOLOGY: TOP RANKING COMPANIES, JAN 2002- FEB 2005