Secteur pharma belge en Europe

Belgium: an innovative pharma valley in Europe

The most recent brochure on “The Belgian Biopharmaceutical sector: A vibrant and leading biopharmaceutical valley in Europe” underlines the leading role of Belgium within the European Union in research and development, clinical trials, production and logistics, and exports.

When the number of inhabitants is taken into account, Belgium comes

- 1st with regard to the biopharmaceutical R&D expenditure,

- 2nd with regard to export of biopharmaceutical,

- 2nd with regard to biopharmaceutical patent applications and

- 3rd with regard in share of biopharmaceutical employment in total employment within the country.

These are strong figures, that contribute to the position of Belgium as one of the drivers of innovation within the European Union.