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The Queensland biotechnology industry spans the health and medical, agricultural, environmental and industrial sectors.

Queensland offers an integrated approach, from discovery through to the BioPharmaceuticals Australia scale-up manufacturing facility and clinical trials, to translational research and a progressive regulatory environment.

Queensland's life sciences industry boasts:

  • 252 companies in the life sciences industry (2011)
  • 86 core biotechnology companies (2011)
  • 47 biotechnology-related research institutes employing about 5871 researchers (2011)
  • revenues of $600 million for biotechnology companies and $1.07 billion for biotechnology-related institutes (2011)
  • investment of $4.9 billion to boost Queensland’s research, development and innovation.

Queensland has a strong research infrastructure platform and is investing in people, ideas and partnerships to drive creativity and innovation. Future science and research programs supported by the Queensland Government include:

  • $4.77 million to attract and retain researchers in science and industry
  • $51 million for cutting-edge infrastructure
  • $23.5 million to support collaborative partnerships between research and industry.

View the Queensland life sciences brochure (PDF, 1.5MB).

Life Sciences Queensland

Life Sciences Queensland is an industry-led organisation to provide leadership, promotion and growth opportunities for life science firms and organisations within Queensland.

The organisation facilitates business development of new and existing companies, profiles Queensland's life science capabilities and identifies relevant international strategic partners and networks to leverage business-to-business opportunities.

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Last updated
11 September 2013

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