Biotechnology Industry in Thailand



As a destination for biotechnology research, development and outsourcing, Thailand combines the best of China and India while avoiding many of the problems that plague both. 

BIO 2007:
Thailand’s recent participation in BIO 2007 in Boston showcased this growing change.  Based on years of work, Thailand has emerged as a growing Asian base for biotechnology.

Biotechnology Outsourcing:

Biotechnology Outsourcing: Which Country is Right for my Company?  This article focuses on China, India and Thailand from the perspective of a biotech firm seeking to establish an R&D lab or processing facility in one of these countries.

Thailand Demonstrates it is a Rising Biotech Power at BIO 2006

Thailand’s booth was visited by several thousand visitors in the course of the three day show who all came to learn more about the Thailand Science Park, Thai opportunities for clinical trials, Thai developments in agro biotech plus some exciting research opportunities in insect fungi and other natural products.


Thailand Bio-Opportunities

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- Thailand's BioPark - integrated biotechnology infrastructure comes to the fore

- "Super Rice" - Thailand takes the lead in developing the perfect crop

- The fight against diseases - Thai researchers take on malaria, TB and more



Thai Scientists Patent Rice Genes Responsible for Aromatic Rice
Patent registration was secured first with the US Patent and Trademark Office. This is being followed by patent applications in another seven countries – specifically Australia, France, China, Vietnam, Japan, India and the Philippines. The registration marked the first time Thai researchers had received patent protection for genetic material and showed that Thailand’s capacity in biotechnology was now world class.



biotech policy

Thailand's National Biotechnology Policy Framework 2004-2011 by the National Biotechnology Policy Committee Secretariat

center for biotec

- Presentation on Biotechnology in Thailand by Dr. Sirirurg Songsivilai of National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Thailand Science Park

- Opportunity for Research in Thailand by Charles Runckel

biotech program

Overview of Thailand’s Biotech Efforts.  Thailand has a number of agencies that work in the field of biotechnology.  Many of them receive government funds for research and administer grants for research of a host of topics new development Recent Major Development of Science and Technology in Thailand: Biotechnology – by Morakot Tanticharoen, Rudd Valyasevi, Jade Donavanik and Thippayawan Thanapaisal of the National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC)

minister korn

Thailand Sees Science and Business
as Offering Many New Opportunities for the Country

Thailand is moving ahead aggressively in biotechnology according to Minister Korn Thapparansi, Thailand’s Minister for Science and Technology. Click here to read more.





Biotechnology Companies in Thailand : Startups as Biotechnology business and companies extending activities to include R&D using Biotechnology  


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Presentation on Investment Opportunities in Thailand for Biotechnology Companies by Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai of Thailand Board of Investment (BOI)

 Report on seminar Thailand-Oregon: Exploring the Possibility of a Bioscience Partnership in Portland, Oregon



  Case Studies: Exploring the Possibility of a Bioscience Partnership Oregon, USA and Thailand by Christopher Runckel, President of Runckel & Associates.

Report on seminar Exploring the Possibility of a Bioscience Partnership in San Francisco - CA, and Seattle - WA

Case Studies: Exploring the Possibility of a Bioscience Partnership Washington, USA and Thailand by Christopher Runckel, President of Runckel & Associates (


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