Biotech Updates

Expanding Vietnam's Biotechnology Capacity

September 16, 2010

The Ho Chi Minh City authorities gave an approval for the City's Biotechnology Center to build 12 modern laboratories that costs US$24 million. Center director Duong Hoa Xo said that starting 2010 to 2012, six laboratories will be built to serve agriculture and seafood research and development. The six remaining biotechnology laboratories will be built from 2012 to 2015.

Running the centers will require around 200 to 300 human resources, thus the city has also approved the manpower training for 100 master and doctoral degrees.

For details, see the original news article at$24-million-to-build-12-laboratories-in-HCM-City-934002/ For news on biotechnology in Vietnam, contact Hien Le of Agbiotech Viet at