DuBiotech - advancing the business of science
The Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech) is a science and Business Park dedicated to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry and is modelled on the free zone concept.
A member of Dubai Holding, DuBiotech will accommodate the biotechnology industry and facilitate government funded R&D. DuBiotech’s world-class infrastructure includes facilities and services for incubators, R&D labs, biotech-related educational and research institutions, manufacturing as well as organisations from supporting and convergent industries.
The headquarters for DuBiotech will be based in the Bio Head Quarters Building while the laboratories will be located in the Nucleotide Complex. So far, 26 companies have signed up to be Business Partners of DuBiotech. The expected completion date of the first phase of the project is beginning of 2010.
Dubai’s flourishing international business community and strategic location serve as a gateway to the Middle East, Europe, Africa, the Indian Sub-continent and the CIS regions.
DuBiotech aims to facilitate a rich environment for networking and collaboration within the biotech community by offering products such as office space, laboratory space, land area for manufacturing and R&D operations. The presence of hotels, retail, a hospital, schools, safety and security measures, and residential facilities ensure a quality lifestyle within the park.
Our business partners benefit from 100% foreign ownership, repatriation of profits and tax-free operations. Fast-track administration with no red tape promises hassle-free company licensing and visa procedures.
The regulatory environment
DuBiotech regulations will be developed in accordance with international standards set by regulatory organizations such as the FDA, WHO and ICH which govern all sectors of the life sciences industry, including Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic and Medical devices. DuBiotech is committed to developing and enforcing regulations for health & safety, GMP, GLP, quality control and assurance, waste management, environmental issues, and bioethics.
The Foundation for Research and Innovation (FRI) - bridging research, education and industry
Through its Foundation for Research and Innovation (FRI) and government support, DuBiotech will endeavour to fund research that focuses on medical, environmental and agricultural issues relevant to the Gulf region. Currently, DuBiotech is in the process of developing the grant policy, application process, and funding mechanisms of the FRI, where grant proposals will be reviewed on their scientific merit, economic impact, and potential regional benefits. Joint ventures between DuBiotech and biotechnology companies will be considered by DuBiotech’s science investment committee.
In an effort to focus on developing world class R& D infrastructure and a dynamic business environment, DuBiotech has partnered with leading national and international institutions such as: RTI International, Frankfurt Biotechnology Innovation Centre (FIZ), CUH2A, DOHMS (Department of Health and Medical Services, Government of Dubai), UAE University and CERT (Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training).
Executive offices: Fully furnished spacious office units with access to a business centre and meeting rooms. This product is ideal for international companies setting up in Dubai. Hot desks: Fully-equipped workstations each with a PC and high-speed internet connection. Perfect for start up companies with small operational requirements.
Commercial office space:
Core and shell office space in varying sizes. Laboratory space Shell laboratory modules designed to offer facilities such as DI/RO water, access to compressed gas lines and a vacuum system. These lab modules allow flexibility of design ranging from clean rooms to analytical operations. Fitted out laboratory modules provide a fume hood, wet and dry bench, and a small office area, in addition to facilities offered by the shell laboratory modules.
Leasable Land Area Land available for various activities in dedicated zones such as manufacturing units, R&D facilities, training centres, warehousing facilities, headquarter buildings, etc.
• Regulatory framework for operation of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical companies and laboratories
• On site district cooling system
• Waste management system
• Gas distribution network
• Space for Vivarium
Education: Academic / research institutions focusing on Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Training institutes to provide programs on continuing education
Convention centre – to host regional and international events
Free Zone Benefits
DuBiotech is one of many Free Zones created in Dubai over the past decade. Companies operating from DuBiotech enjoy the same business benefits, which have been instrumental in the success of hundreds of companies that have established business operations in Dubai.
Companies operating from DuBiotech enjoy a one-stop-shop service experience, to facilitate ease of entry into the region and incorporation within this diverse and rapidly developing market, in addition to specific benefits that relate to the biotech industry.
As part of a Free Zone, DuBiotech partners also enjoy:
100% foreign ownership
100% repatriation of profits
100% tax free operations
Single window for government services
Long- term lease
Partners can avail of easy company incorporation
Special customs exemptions
Fast-track visa services
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