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Building Africa’s bio-hub

Published on July 02, 2015

Mauritius is perhaps best known for its stunning beaches and breathtaking wildlife. These natural wonders have helped make the country one of the world’s favourite islands for international visitors and have allowed the country to make tourism one of its economic pillars.

But now, the tiny island in the Indian Ocean is hoping to tap into its natural riches in a whole new way. In March of this year, the country launched BioPark Mauritius, an ambitious science and technology facility that groups a range of biotech and scientific development enterprises under one roof.

“The objective is to make Mauritius an intelligent island and not just an island for holidays and leisure,” said Jean-Louis Roule, CEO of Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique, one of the companies involved in the venture. Read more. Source | African Business