Taiwan can become a regional biotech hub, says Vice President Chen

At a recent forum on enhancing the competitiveness of Taiwan’s biotechnology, health and wellness industries held in Taichung, central Taiwan, the country’s Vice President Chen Chien-jen said Taiwan can become a biotechnology hub for the Asia-Pacific region if proper efforts are made. Biotechnology is one of the “five plus two” innovative industries being focused on by the government, which is seeking to develop a “biotechnology corridor” along Taiwan’s western coast, Chen said. The ‘five’ industries targeted are IoT, (the Internet of Things), green energy, biotechnology smart machinery, defense; with the ‘two’ being new agriculture and the ‘circular economy’.

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