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Genome Valley

Genome Valley is a biotech cluster setup near Hyderabad, India to provide world-class facilities to over 100 biotech companies. It is a 200 acre Knowledge Park(KP) which is a joint initiative of ICICI Bank and the Andhra Pradesh government. KP is the first of its kind knowledge-nurturing centre for the Indian companies and a knowledge gateway for multinational companies. Spread over 600 km², covering the mandals of Shamirpet, Medchal, Keesra and Uppal in Ranga Reddy District, the Genome Valley has developed as a natural cluster for biotech research, training and manufacturing activities.

In a recent development, the world's first ever "Centre of Excellence in Medical Bioinformatics was inaugurated at the Gandipet campus of CDFD, Hyderabad by the President of India. The presence of some of the leading institutions (see List of institutions based in Hyderabad India), have proved to be strong partners for Andhra’s biotech sector.

US Pharmacopeia(USP) has opened a laboratory in the Genome Valley which is only one outside Washington,US.

The Knowledge Park has five Innovation Corridors on its agenda. The first phase of Innovation Corridor I, comprising 10 laboratories, each of about 3,000 ft² (300 m²), is operational and fully occupied. The second phase of Innovation Corridor I, comprising 16 laboratory modules of 1,700 ft² (170 m²) each, is ready for operation.

Genome Valley BioCluster comprises the following:

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