Genome Valley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Genome Valley
Science Parks
Industry Biotechnology
Contract Research Organization[1]
Founded 1999
Headquarters Shamirpet, Hyderabad

Genome Valley is an Indian high-technology business district spread across 600 km² in Hyderabad, India. Centered across the suburbs Shamirpet, Medchal, Uppal, Patancheru, Jeedimetla, Gachibowli and Keesara, the Valley has developed as a cluster for Biomedical research, training and manufacturing.[2][3][4]

Genome valley was commissioned in 1999 as S. P. Biotech Park by the then Chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in a public-private partnership with Bharat Biotech International, and its founder Krishna Ella, alongside private infrastructure companies such as Shapoorji Pallonji Group and ICICI Bank.[5] In 2009, U.S. based infrastructure giant Alexandria Real Estate Equities has announced its plans to invest in the bio-cluster, which led to the Alexandria Knowledge Park SEZ.[6] The biocluster at Shameerpet holds Certification mark by the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the European Union.[7]

The IKP Knowledge Park spread over 200 acres in Turakapally, is an initiative of ICICI Bank with five "innovation corridors" - a first of its kind knowledge-nurturing centre for Indian companies and a knowledge gateway for multinational companies".[8] The first phase of Innovation Corridor I, comprising 10 laboratories, around 3,000 ft² (300 m²) each, 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.

The Alexandria Knowledge Park spread over 300 acres in Turakapally, accommodates advance research and development infrastructure in multiple formats like multi-tenanted research buildings, incubation facilities, build-to-suit blocks and industrial plots. The Park has been developed in two phases. Phase I covers approximately 145 acres and Phase II covers approximately 162 acres of land. The Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation, SEZ,[9] the Lonza Group, SEZ, and[10] Alexandria SEZ, are the designated special economic zones of the Valley.[11]


Biopharma Manufacturing Units of Bharat Biotech International near the Biocluster
Biopharma Manufacturing Units of Shantha Biotechnics near the Biocluster
Vimta Labs Life Sciences Center near the Biocluster
Biopharma Finished Dosage Units of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
API manufacturing units of Granules India Limited in Jeedimetla

Contract Research Organizations and Healthcare[edit]

Mindspace Tech park houses CRO's Novartis, Cytel, PAREXEL, United Health Group, Bayer, Thomson, Inventiv Health Clinical, Ocimum Bio Solutions, Covidien, TCS-Bioinformatics etc
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Hyderabad
Celgene India Center - Value Labs[22]

Global Centers of Excellence in R & D[edit]

ICRISAT Gene bank serves as a repository for the collection of germplasm of the five mandate crops


Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Special Correspondent (2011-11-22). "Today's Paper / NATIONAL : BioAsia-2012 to focus on vaccines, IPR, CROs and investments". The Hindu. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  2. ^ "BioSpectrumIndia - the business of biotech - Moving Towards Consolidation". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  3. ^ Our Bureau (2012-02-12). "Business Line : Industry & Economy / Economy : AP Govt making policies more industry-friendly, says CM". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  4. ^ Our Bureau. "Business Line : Industry & Economy News : Tag from US lab may help drug-makers find markets". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  5. ^ rediff. "Genome valley history". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  6. ^ The Hindu. "Alexandria to invest 1000 cr in genome valley". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  7. ^ Hyderabad's Genome Valley gets US certification, Indo Asian News Service Friday, July 06, 2007 |
  8. ^ "". 
  9. ^ Viswanath Pilla. "Telangana unveils life sciences policy, aims at Rs20,000 crore investment by 2020". 
  10. ^ Allotment 30 Acres of Land in the “Genome Valley”
  11. ^ "The Hindu Business Line : Alexandria Real Estate of US to invest in AP biotech cluster". 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  12. ^ US Pharmacopeia to set up lab in Hyderabad
  13. ^ "'Lonza is investing Rs.405 cr in India'". 
  14. ^ Udgirkar, Trushna. "Biocon to spend Rs 200 cr on R&D, manufacturing". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  15. ^ IANS (18 September 2014). "P&G, Cogent open Telangana plants, Johnson & Johnson begins work". 
  16. ^ "Novartis India Limited, Amit Kumar, Dr Anuradha Sinha". 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  17. ^ Bayer
  18. ^ Our Bureau. "Bayer launches multi-crop breeding station in Hyderabad". The Hindu Business Line. 
  19. ^ Our Bureau. "Business Line : Industry & Economy / Agri-biz : Monsanto opens Rs 28 cr seed conditioning facility at Shamirpet". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  20. ^ "Merck completes talks with IKP on R&D unit". The Hindu (Chennai, India). February 18, 2007. 
  21. ^ "Covidien's New R&D Centre in Hyderabad - Express Healthcare". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  22. ^ BS Reporter (8 July 2010). "Celgene opens support centre in Hyd". 
  23. ^ Our Bureau. "Rs 380-cr stem cell bank to come up in Hyerabad". The Hindu Business Line.