Life Science Park in Kerala

Published on: 29 Aug, 2013
Published under: Thiruvananthapuram District News

28 August 2013

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will Thursday lay the foundation stone of ‘BIO 360’, a Life Sciences Park initiated by state owned Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) at the city outskirts.

The first phase of Bio 360 will come up in 75 acres land and the project would be ready in two years time.KSIDC, the premier investment promotion agency of the Kerala government, was entrusted with the task of developing life sciences as a top destination in the country for life sciences based industries and R&D institutions.

KSIDC Managing Director Tom Jose said that the park envisages opportunities in R&D and manufacturing in the life science sector encompassing agri-biotechnology, marine biotechnology, bio-informatics, bio-medical devices and bio-pharmaceuticals.

“The park will be positioned as a knowledge centre of life sciences industries research institutions and is expected to attract investments (both domestic and foreign) in related areas,” said Jose.The park will have state of the art office space, incubation centre and ready to occupy lab modules with support infrastructure facilities.


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