National measures to promote the development of life science industry

Thu Aug 26 17:01:36 CST 2021

Life sciences is an important comprehensive subject field in the 21st century, which is related to the survival, health and sustainable development of mankind. In order to promote the development of the industry, the State Council and relevant government departments have successively promulgated a series of regulations and industrial policies.It provides guidance for supporting the development of scientific service enterprises and strengthening industry standards, which will promote the development of the industry in a relatively long period of time.

In June 2009, the "Policies to Promote the Accelerated Development of the Biological Industry" proposed to cultivate leading enterprises with strong innovation capabilities and international competitiveness, encourage leading enterprises to strengthen R&D capacity building, and actively carry out activities such as technology introduction and transnational operations.

In October 2010, the "Decision of the State Council on Accelerating the Cultivation and Development of Strategic Emerging Industries", in its key development areas, proposed the establishment of a "biological industry, and vigorously develop biotechnology drugs, new vaccines and diagnostic reagents, chemical A large variety of innovative drugs such as medicines and modern Chinese medicines will enhance the level of the biomedicine industry."

In October 2014, the "Several Opinions of the State Council on Accelerating the Development of Science and Technology Service Business" stated that the scale of the science and technology service industry will reach 8 trillion yuan by 2020, and it will become a key link in promoting the active integration of science and technology and an important engine for improving the quality and efficiency of the economy. . Focus on the development of research and development, technology transfer, inspection and certification, entrepreneurial incubation, intellectual property, technology finance, science and technology popularization and other professional technology services and comprehensive technology services, and enhance the ability of technology services to support technological innovation and industrial development.

In May 2016, the "National Innovation-Driven Development Strategy Is Just Important", strongly supported the basic research of own carbon, strived to lead the direction of world scientific research in more fields, and build a batch of infrastructure and platforms that support high-level innovation. Speed ​​up the construction of large-scale experimental equipment, data resources, biological resources and other scientific and technological infrastructure platforms.

In December 2016, the "Thirteenth Five-Year" Biological Industry Development Plan. By 2020, the scale of the biological industry will reach 8-10 trillion yuan, and the added value of the biological industry will account for more than 4% of GDP, becoming the leading industry in the national economy , The employment opportunities created by the bio-industry have increased substantially.

In January 2018, the "Several Opinions of the State Council on Comprehensively Strengthening Basic Scientific Research" increased the central governments support for basic research, adopted methods such as government-guided tax leverage, and explored the implementation of joint funding by the central and local governments, and jointly organized major national foundations. As a new mechanism for research tasks, local governments will increase support for basic research in accordance with the needs of the regions socio-economic and social development.

In October 2019, the "Industrial Structure Adjustment Guidance Catalog (2019 Edition)" listed "analysis, experiment, testing, and related technical consulting and R&D services" as an encouraged item in the 31st category of "Science and Technology Service Industry" .

It is not difficult to see from the above policies that the country has been promulgating various policies to support the vigorous development of life sciences and related industries, and the life sciences industry will also play an increasingly important and obvious role in improving peoples health and living standards and improving environmental quality. 

The FAI climbed 5.9 percent year-on-year in the first 11 months of 2018, quickening from the 5.7-percent growth in Jan-Oct, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Friday in an online statement.

The key indicator of investment, dubbed a major growth driver, hit the bottom in August and has since started to rebound steadily.

In the face of emerging economic challenges home and abroad, China has stepped up efforts to stabilize investment, in particular rolling out measures to motivate private investors and channel funds into infrastructure.

Friday's data showed private investment, accounting for more than 60 percent of the total FAI, expanded by a brisk 8.7 percent.

NBS spokesperson Mao Shengyong said funds into weak economic links registered rapid increases as investment in environmental protection and agriculture jumped 42 percent and 12.5 percent respectively, much faster than the average.

In breakdown, investment in high-tech and equipment manufacturing remained vigorous with 16.1-percent and 11.6-percent increases respectively in the first 11 months. Infrastructure investment gained 3.7 percent, staying flat. Investment in property development rose 9.7 percent, also unchanged.