?Puerto Rico. The Bio Island.
Puerto Rico enjoys a long legacy in pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing. Biologics are also a growing segment of the island's life sciences sector. Amgen, Eli Lilly, Abbott and Becton Dickinson Bioscience alone have invested more than $65.9 million in four plants since 2005. Puerto Rico also boasts the world's largest modular biotechnology plant for producing recombinant human insulin.
Growing Agricultural Biotechnology Sector
Puerto Rico has also emerged as an important center for agricultural biotechnology. Pioneer Hi-Bred, BASF Agrochemical, Bayer-Cropscience, Syngenta Seeds and Rice Tec are among many seed companies that have found the island to be fertile ground for R&D with our tropical weather, consistent water supply, ease of commerce with the U.S., attractive incentives and top-quality agricultural science talent.
A Highly Educated Workforce
Puerto Rico's workforce has vast knowledge in GMP, FDA and other global regulations, while the island's university system turns out a steady stream of new talent: