HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE
Biotechnology is key to advancing towards a new knowledge-based economic system. In the last 15 years, the healthcare industry has undergone a radical transformation and is set to lead the way in major industries such as food and energy.
Catalonia, which is the base for 22% of the biotechnology companies and holds a position at the forefront of basic and clinical research, leads the industry in Spain. Barcelona and its metropolitan area have the potential required by an industry ready to make a strategic impact: a diversified and competitive business base, an entrepreneurial spirit, a critical mass of researchers, an excellent level of research, a growing interest in private-public partnerships, prestigious universities and business schools and a great geographical location.