The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today issued the annual Worldview Bio-Innovation Scorecard produced by Scientific American to attendees of the Worldview 2011: Scientific American’s Regional Bio-Innovation Scorecard Super Session. The panel session is part of the 2011 BIO International Convention, taking place this week in Washington, D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The Worldview Bio-Innovation Scorecard illustrates various nations’ strengths in such categories as work force availability, education and intellectual property protection, and what countries still need to improve their capacity for creating biotech innovation locally. In addition, this year’s report highlights the biotechnology advancements of the BRIC Nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and profiles three “game changers” from Brazil, India and China who, in the face of incredible odds, advanced their county’s life science sector.
“It’s fascinating to see the countries that have challenging environments in terms of innovation capacity, show consistent growth within our index,” said Jeremy Abbate, Publishing Director of Scientific American Worldview. “Some of the most notable gains come from Portugal and Spain. They have consistently climbed in their overall innovation score since we began this special report in 2009.”