Biotech, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices

Karnataka Accounted for 35% of India’s Biotech Industry Revolution

Biopharma is the biggest segment of biotech industry (~60%)

It is home to over 60% of the country's Biotech companies

State accounts for 54% of India’s Biotech Workforce 

Biotech start-ups growing at 30% annually in the state 

Karnataka contributes to around 1/3rd of the BT exports of the        country

First state in the country to bring out biotech policy. Version 3 of the    policy announced recently

Well developed research base with presence of 35 Clinical Research Organisations (CRO)
Exclusive pharma SEZs in Hassan and Yadgir
Highest R&D expenditure in South India (Third in the country)

Growth Drivers


Karnataka's contributes to the country's revenue in the pharmaceutical sector


Rank in pharmaceutical exports


Pharmacy Colleges providing B.Pharm degree

6.5 Crore

Grant sanction has been completely released to UAS Dharwad

Key Players

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