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Government-level package support expected for Songdo-Namdong-Yeongjong ‘Bio Triangle’

Panoramic view of Samsung BioLogics in Songdo International City

Panoramic view of Samsung BioLogics in Songdo International City

(Incheon = Larose.VIP) Reporter Shin Min-jae = Incheon City, which has the world’s largest biopharmaceutical production capacity as a single city, has begun to attract a national bio specialized complex.

If designated as a national specialized complex, it is expected to serve as an opportunity for Incheon’s bio industry to take a leap forward by being able to receive ‘package support’ in areas such as expedited licensing and technology and human resources as well as government budget support for building various infrastructure facilities. do.

Incheon City announced on the 25th that it plans to apply for the ‘Bio National High-Tech Strategic Industry Specialty Complex’ to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on the 29th.

Previously, the government announced the ‘Bio Economy 2.0 Promotion Direction’ in July last year and revealed a plan to designate a bio-specialized complex in the first half of this year.

After closing the application for public offering this month, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy plans to comprehensively evaluate the applicant regions for whether they possess national high-tech strategic technology, their ownership and investment plans for leading companies, and the possibility of securing infrastructure and professional manpower.

Celltrion Songdo Global Biotechnology Research Center

Celltrion Songdo Global Biotechnology Research Center

Currently, Incheon is leading the bio industry globally.

Incheon Songdo Bio Cluster is home to over 100 global companies and research institutes, including Samsung BioLogics and Celltrion, which possess advanced bio strategic technologies in the field of animal cell culture and purification.

In particular, it has a biopharmaceutical production capacity of 1.16 million liters (bioreactor holding capacity), the world’s largest for a single city, and is located in areas such as Massachusetts (650,000 L), California (510,000 L), and Singapore (320,000 L). is significantly ahead of the

In addition, as a national project, we plan to continuously train 2,000 bio-specialized industry personnel per year through the Bio Process Human Resources Training Center (K-NIBRT) installed at the Yonsei University International Campus in Songdo, and we also plan to attract more than 1,000 research personnel to Yonsei Science Park. am.

Incheon ‘Bio Triangle’ specialized complex concept

Incheon ‘Bio Triangle’ specialized complex concept

Incheon City plans to propose Yeongjong International City and Namdong National Industrial Complex to the government as new bio complexes to support the Songdo Bio Cluster.

About 60 companies related to the next-generation bio industry have expressed their intention to move into Yeongjong International City, a free economic zone, and a global business center, a comprehensive corporate support facility, is also scheduled to be built.

In the case of the Namdong Industrial Complex, which is the largest concentration of materials, parts, and equipment (materials and equipment) companies in the country, the plan is to build a test bed for the development and testing of biopharmaceuticals and bio raw materials and make it a base for nurturing ‘small and medium-sized enterprises’.

Incheon City expects that the ‘Bio Triangle’ connecting Songdo-Namdong-Yeongjong will form an innovation ecosystem and take K-Bio to the next level.

Incheon Mayor Yoo Jeong-bok said, “The bio industry is an industry where competitiveness in the global market is more important than any other field,” and added, “We are attracting the Bio National Strategic Specialized Complex to promote the technology development of existing anchor companies that have chosen Incheon and to support the downstream industry ecosystem.” “I will do my best to create it,” he said.

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