The biomedical field in Hong Kong
The biomedical sector in Hong Kong
is becoming more attractive for research and development activities as well as start-ups. Investors who open a biomedical company in Hong Kong
can choose from a variety of sub-sectors in this field: biotechnology
, pharmaceutical companies
, medical devices and equipment
, medical services and even traditional medicine.
Hong Kong is a favourable location not only because of its low tax regime
but also because the Government encourages and supports investments in this business field. A high-quality infrastructure also supports the biomedical development
and the expansion of companies in this business field.
How to open a biomedical company
China has one of the fastest growing healthcare markets
in the world. Hong Kong's proximity to the Mainland makes it an excellent location to base a biomedical company
. Significant resources and incentives are available for foreign investors
who choose to enter this business field.
A biomedical company
can be incorporated in the form of a private limited liability company
or a public limited liability company. The registration procedure is the same as for companies in other business fields. Depending on the type of services provided or the laboratory research the biomedical company
will undertake, investors will need to obtain special permits and licenses. Approvals are also necessary for conducting clinical trials in Hong Kong
and the Mainland.
that want to hire employees will need to conclude employment contracts or obtain work permits
for foreign scientists in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Science Park
The Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)
is located in the middle of the city. It provides an area of approximately 24,430 sqm of laboratory space, either furnished or unfurnished. Special utilities relevant for research are available here. Companies involved in various biotech and biomedical sectors
can set up in the Science Park and have access to the facilities provided herein. Biotech companies
can also use the Biotech Support Centre
, a very well equipped facility designed to support research and development activities.