Expression of Interest for Partnerships for the Development of Hi-Tech Pharmaceutical Industry in Mauritius

The setting up of the Mauritius Institute of Biotechnology Ltd (“MIBL”) with a seed capital of around USD 25 million was announced by the Government of Mauritius in the 2021-2022 budget speech.

The mandate of the MIBL was extended during the 2022-2023 budget speech to include more segments beyond vaccine manufacturing as mentioned below.

In order to fast track the development of the pharmaceutical industry in Mauritius, an Inter-Ministerial Committee has been set up. A Technical Committee under the chairmanship of the Financial Secretary comprising of relevant stakeholders has identified short-, medium- and long-term priorities which relate to the below but are not limited to:

  • Cultivation and production of nutraceutical products;
  • Setting up of Clinical Research Organisations for performing clinical trials;
  • Setting up of Centres for performing pre-clinical trials on animals;
  • Regional Central Labs for servicing regional clinical research organisations;
  • Setting up of Research and Development Centres for pharmaceutical development and testing;
  • Manufacturing of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs);
  • Manufacturing of medical devices;
  • Setting up of back-office facilities for distribution and/or minor manufacturing and packaging of pharmaceutical products for the region;
  • Setting up of manufacturing facilities for therapeutic products against prevalent local and regional diseases such as diabetes, measles, cholera, cardiovascular deficiencies, among others;
  • Setting of vaccine production facilities;
  • Setting up of genomic testing facilities;
  • Setting up of bottling and packaging facilities for pharmaceutical products.

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