Genome Valley is India’s first systematically developed cluster for life sciences R&D and clean manufacturing activities, with over 200 companies located in its eco-friendly environment.
Genome Valley, spread over 600 sq kms in the vicinity of Hyderabad, is India’s first organized R&D cluster, boasting world-class infrastructure facilities in the form of Industrial / Knowledge Parks, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Multi-tenanted Life Sciences focused centres. The cluster synergizes a healthy mix of companies in the realm of agri-biotech, Clinical Research Management (CRM), biopharma, vaccine manufacturing, regulatory and testing and other related areas.
Genome Valley is the preferred destination for R&D focused life sciences companies in India. It now houses over 200 companies, making it the country’s largest cluster of multi-tenanted lab space infrastructure in a single location. Located in Shameerpet – Hyderabad, Genome Valley has received excellent support infrastructure for R&D activities from the Government of Telangana. Thanks to a successful response since its inception, Genome Valley is expanding rapidly, with approximately 2,00,000 SF of laboratory space being added every year.
With an established presence of global and Indian biotechnology companies, globally renowned research institutions, and best-in-class supporting specialized infrastructure, Genome Valley is the largest and most vibrant R&D cluster in the country today.
History & Evolution
The Government of Telangana identified the Biotech Sector as an Engine of Growth in its Vision 2020 document. The government envisaged an active role for the private sector, as facilitator and catalyst, in the development of biotechnology.
The Government of Telangana created Genome Valley in 1999 to attract R&D companies and synergize the advantage of existing life sciences companies in Hyderabad. The state government along with the Telangana Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd. (TSIIC) identified the vast land parcels in Shameerpet, near Hyderabad, where Genome Valley cluster could be developed. It also developed support infrastructure such as roads, dedicated power and water supply to attract companies to set up facilities in the cluster. Subsequently, specialised parks namely ICICI Knowledge Park (now IKP Knowledge Park) and Shapoorji Pallonji Biotech Park (Formerly Alexandria Knowledge Park, now MN Park) were developed in the year 2000 and 2001 respectively, with government support.
Laurus, Vimta Labs and DuPont started developing their own dedicated R&D campuses in the cluster in subsequent years. As of today, many global companies including Novartis, GSK and Nektar have set up their facilities here and are entirely operational in Genome Valley.
In October 2016, MN was formed through the acquisition of R&D Assets in Genome Valley by LightHouse Canton Pte. Ltd. and Cerestra Advisors Pvt. Ltd. and the Park was rechristened “MN Park”