Tromsø – The Hot Spot for Blue Biotech

Tromsø – The Hot Spot for Blue Biotech

Tromsø Biotech Cluster

Tromsø’s biotechnology community is organized within the biotech cluster, Biotech North, a triple helix research and innovation cluster, focusing on research and commercialization of marine bioactive compounds from the Arctic.

Numerous biotechnology companies are operating within the region. The biotechnology community is continuously growing owing to a consistent long-term strategy based on proximity to the Arctic and knowledge of the region’s unique marine resources, and a long-term commitment of cooperation among research institutes, industry and public authorities in this region.

Infrastructure
Tromsø’s biotechnology actors benefit from well developed infrastructure for both research and industry. The Norwegian Government has selected Tromsø as the national centre for marine bio-prospecting. Infrastructure for exploring bioactive compounds in marine organisms includes

  • research vessels
  • platforms for screening of bioactivity
  • structure determination
  • documentation laboratories

New infrastructure projects that will further fuel innovation from research and industry and contribute to growth are the Barents BioCentre and a new biotech industry park with pilot facilities for process development, up-scaling studies and small-scale production.

The city of Tromsø
Tromsø is the largest city in Northern Norway. The city of Tromsø is home to the world’s northernmost university, and has a population of around 70,000, including students.

About the city of Tromsø

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