Latest Report in Life Science Research Global Library, ABA 350.3 - Eastern Majors.

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Published: 22 Sep 2015

This fully updated 3rd Edition report in the ABA Global Library series comes at a highly relevant time. The slowdown in the economy of China, at the same time that Japan is now showing growth and India is investing heavily in Life Sciences, is the right time to consider where business effort is placed in this region. It also brings into context the importance of the Japanese market which remains the largest among these three major markets.

Key factors of importance in the Life Science research sector in this region are:

  • The total funding for Life Sciences in India is greater than either China or Japan, although a major part is for infrastructure development.
  • The Chinese Life Science research market growth has slowed down into single figures, although still the fastest of these three countries.
  • The role of Hong Kong, which is also analysed separately, is changing with a greater focus toward mainland China and the entry route rather than a major force itself.
  • Japan is recovering from its past economic issues and cost reductions and, although It has low growth this is from the highest base level and it is the largest market.

Biotechnology is dominated by BioPharmaceitical research in each country but with varying levels of activity for Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine and other Industrial (White) Biotechnology applications. The Economic and Political aspects that impact the funding for Life Science research are examined in detail with the base line for market and product quantification at 2014. The events and budgets announced for 2015/16 up to autumn 2015 have been analysed so that projections for 2015/16 are valid and can be used to develop effective plans for the coming year and into 2017.

This is the first of two regional reports for the fast growing Asian markets within the ABA library of Global, National and Regional Analyses. The second volume covering other Pacific Rim countries, including Australia and New Zealand, ABA 355.3 is being prepared

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