Navarra is well-known for its excellent healthcare services in Spain. Fed by this healthcare sector and future trends, the biopharamaceuticals sector is immensely relevant scientifically and technologically in Navarre with a very high specialization index of 265 and 227 (in comparison to the European average of 100) in biotechnology and pharmaceutical products, respectively. The distribution of patents between 2008 and 2014 was 8.3% and 9.7% of the total patents respectively (the second leading sector in patents).
To this end, Navarre has a dozen companies that manufacture medical equipment and healthcare technology. The sector has enjoyed increased exportation with a potential for further growth, producing 3.7% of all patents between 2008 and 2014, with a 19% increase over said period.
It is an innovative industry that aims for the following objectives:
- The development of personalized medicine
- An increase in the efficiency of Healthcare Services (e-Health)
You can find more information on the importance of this sector in the 2020 Navarre Industrial Plan.
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