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Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech)

is a science and Business Park dedicated to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical
industry and is modelled on the free zone concept. DuBiotech aims to facilitate a rich environment for networking and collaboration
within the biotech community by offering products such as office space,
laboratory space, land area for manufacturing and R&D operations. The presence
of hotels, retail, a hospital, schools, safety and security measures, and
residential facilities ensure a quality lifestyle within the park. DuBiotech business partners benefit from 100% foreign ownership, repatriation of
profits and tax-free operations. Fast-track administration with no red tape
promises hassle-free company licensing and visa procedures.

DuBiotech Offerings

  • Executive offices: Fully furnished spacious office units with access to a
    business centre and meeting rooms. This product is ideal for international
    companies setting up in Dubai.
  • Hot desks: Fully-equipped workstations each with a PC and high-speed
    internet connection. Perfect for start up companies with small operational
  • Commercial office space: Core and shell office space in varying sizes.
  • Laboratory space Shell laboratory modules designed to offer facilities
    such as DI/RO water, access to compressed gas lines and a vacuum system. These
    lab modules allow flexibility of design ranging from clean rooms to analytical
    operations. Fitted out laboratory modules provide a fume hood, wet and dry
    bench, and a small office area, in addition to facilities offered by the shell
    laboratory modules.
  • Leasable Land Area Land available for various activities in dedicated
    zones such as manufacturing units, R&D facilities, training centres,
    warehousing facilities, headquarter buildings, etc.
  • Park Facilities

    Park Infrastructure

    • Regulatory framework for operation of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
      companies and laboratories
    • On site district cooling system
    • Waste management system
    • Gas distribution network
    • Space for Vivarium
    • Education: Academic / research institutions focusing on Biotechnology
      and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
    • Training institutes to provide programs on continuing education
    • Convention centre – to host regional and international events

Free Zone Benefits

DuBiotech is one of many Free Zones created in Dubai over the past decade.
Companies operating from DuBiotech enjoy the same business benefits, which have
been instrumental in the success of hundreds of companies that have established
business operations in Dubai.

Companies operating from DuBiotech enjoy a one-stop-shop service experience, to
facilitate ease of entry into the region and incorporation within this diverse
and rapidly developing market, in addition to specific benefits that relate to
the biotech industry.

As part of a Free Zone, DuBiotech partners also enjoy:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of profits
  • 100% tax free operations
  • Single window for government services
  • Long- term lease
  • Partners can avail of easy company incorporation
  • Special customs exemptions
  • Fast-track visa services

The regulatory environment

DuBiotech regulations will be developed in accordance with international
standards set by regulatory organizations such as the FDA, WHO and ICH which
govern all sectors of the life sciences industry, including Biotech,
Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic and Medical devices. DuBiotech is committed to
developing and enforcing regulations for health & safety, GMP, GLP, quality
control and assurance, waste management, environmental issues, and bioethics.

The Foundation for Research and Innovation (FRI) – bridging research, education
and industry

Through its Foundation for Research and Innovation (FRI) and government support,
DuBiotech will endeavour to fund research that focuses on medical, environmental
and agricultural issues relevant to the Gulf region. Currently, DuBiotech is in
the process of developing the grant policy, application process, and funding
mechanisms of the FRI, where grant proposals will be reviewed on their
scientific merit, economic impact, and potential regional benefits. Joint
ventures between DuBiotech and biotechnology companies will be considered by
DuBiotech’s science investment committee.

DuBiotech partnerships

In an effort to focus on developing world class R& D infrastructure and a
dynamic business environment, DuBiotech has partnered with leading national and
international institutions such as: RTI International, Frankfurt Biotechnology
Innovation Centre (FIZ), CUH2A, DOHMS (Department of Health and Medical
Services, Government of Dubai), UAE University and CERT (Centre of Excellence
for Applied Research and Training).

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