Biotech, biochemical, and pharmaceutical industry

Take a look at Lithuania's achievements in life sciences

Lithuania is quickly establishing itself as a life sciences powerhouse. Thanks in part to the country’s EU-leading higher education numbers and investments in infrastructure, the life sciences sector is accelerating even faster with a rapidly growing number of startups that are noticed internationally. Lithuania is also the birthplace of CRISPR gene editing tools with prof. Virginijus Šikšnys from Vilnius University being one of the first scientists in the world to discover the potential of “gene scissors”.

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Lithuanian life sciences industry strengths

  • Established solid research and experimental infrastructure
  • Talented professionals
  • Favorable economic environment, good business conditions
  • Advanced information and communication technologies

Top numbers

  • ~2.5%
    of Lithuania‘s GDP generated by the sector
  • 90%
    of all Lithuanian life sciences production is exported to more than 100 countries
  • 23%
    of students enroll in programs related to life sciences
  • 16%
    industry growth in 2020
  • 38%
    of export accounts to medical and dental instruments
  • 31%
    of export accounts to other organic basic chemicals
  • 29%
    of exports to the USA
  • 14%
    of exports to Germany

Lithuania’s life sciences companies demonstrate groundbreaking results in pharmaceuticals protein, chemistry, biochemistry of enzymes and nucleic acids, molecular biology of prokaryote and eukaryote. The most promising subsectors are cell and gene therapies, proteins and tools for medical diagnostics

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