Biotech sector data

Spanish Biotech Sector

  • According to OECD data, Spain is one of the top ten biotech countries in the World with nearly 3.000 bio-based firms employing over 177.000 people.
  • Around 60% of Spanish biotech firms are dedicated to human health with a strong leadership in personalized medicine and in the development of innovative drugs for the treatment of cancer, Alzheimer’s, infectious and autoimmune diseases.
  • The agro-food industry plays a key role in Spanish economy and many biotech companies work in close relationship with this leading sector.
  • Spain counts with a solid scientific base, highly qualified human capital and a business-friendly working environment.
Last update: 09/14/2018

Main magnitudes of the Spanish biotech sector

Source: ASEBIO Report 2017

Last update: 09/14/2018