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Malaysia’s rich biodiversity provides a solid foundation for the growth of the biotechnology industry – offering abundant business opportunities particularly in R&D projects for breakthroughs in agricultural productivity, discoveries in healthcare and the adoption of sustainable industrial processes.

Our wealth of biological resources gives investors a competitive advantage to further develop technologies that convert these materials into commercially viable, higher value-added products.

Over the years, the biotechnology industry in Malaysia has progressed from reliance on traditional applications to sustainable technologies which are non-toxic and renewable.

There is untapped potential in utilising local herbs, fruits and plants to develop high value-added biotechnology and traditional & complementary (TCM) products.


Approved Projects

RM11.2 million

Total Approved Investments in 2021


Job Opportunities

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Biotechnology Growth Potential




Our Investors' Highlights

We are pleased to support the Ministry of Health of Malaysia in providing high quality, affordable, rh-insulin for people with diabetes in Malaysia. It is a matter of pride that this is a ‘Made in Malaysia’ insulin product manufactured by Biocon Sdn. Bhd. at the Biotech Park in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. We expect our Malaysian facility to cater to the growing needs for affordable insulins across the globe.

- Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Chairperson & Managing Director Biocon Limited (2020)

Get Started

MIDA provides comprehensive support to your business as you consider the competitive and comparative advantages Malaysia has to offer for your investment. Explore our dedicated resources, wide range of facilities or consultation services to assist you in expanding your operations here.
Learn more about the essential forms and guidelines to help you get started on your journey in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector.
Submit your application for a Manufacturing License or other incentives here.