Biotechnology in Australia: Market Research Report

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Biotechnology Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0001 | Sep 2015

Cell growth: Revenue has increased as industry products are successfully commercialised

The Biotechnology market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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The Australian biotechnology industry is one of the largest in the world. Biotechnology is an increasingly important part of product development in a variety of industries. Biotechnology refers to the use of living organisms, or their products, to modify human health and the environment. While genetically modified products remain controversial, attitudes are beginning to change and there has been increasing acceptance of the process in agricultural industries and across other sectors.

Biotechnology companies often use research that began in higher education, public and not-for-profit research organisations. While company stock sales and interest income fund a large amount of biotech R&D, funding largely comes from government and non-profit organisations... purchase to read more

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Biotech companies tend to be small enterprises with one to a few compounds in development. Many of these companies operate at a loss due to the length and cost of R&D processes. The industry therefore tends to be highly fragmented.

Australia's Biotechnology industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for less than 20% of the market. Industry firms include heavyweight CSL (which offers a range of commercialised products and generates billions in global sales revenue), foreign subsidiary pharmaceutical and agricultural companies (such as Amgen and Monsanto) and many small operations that are yet to commercialise any products and survive on research grants... purchase to read more


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What is the Biotechnology Industry?

Biotechnology is the application of science and technology to living organisms and also parts, products and models, to alter living or non-living materials to produce knowledge and biotechnology products and services. The industry covers biotechnology research and development, licensing, product manufacturing and product wholesaling. Companies that focus on medical devices are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Environmental and natural resource recoveryHuman health biotechnologyAgricultural biotechnology Biotechnology service supply
Industry Activities
DNA codingCell and tissue culture engineeringProcess biotechnologiesSub-cellular organisms

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