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Life Sciences

Investment Opportunities

Mauritius has, over the recent years, experienced growth in various fields of Life Sciences.  The sector has tremendous opportunities in:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices
  • Clinical Research
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Marine Biotechnology

Attractiveness for Mauritius as a Life Sciences destination

  • Presence of leading pharmaceutical companies manufacturing drugs exported to Africa and other parts of the world
  • Presence of leading medical devices manufacturers exporting to the global market
  • Preferential market access to the EU, USA and the Eastern & Southern African markets
  • Mauritius has an enabling framework for clinical research.  The Clinical Trials Act is based on international best practices. 
  • 634 medicinal plants out of which less than 10% have been studied
  • Exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 1.9 million square kilometers (with an additional 396,000 km2 co-managed with the Republic of Seychelles)  providing enormous untapped marine resources



Quick Facts

  • 5% of the world`s catheters for angioplasty
  • More than 1000 clinical trials carried out on cosmetic and pharmaceutical products
  • No. of players: 25
  •  Total employment: 1,275

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