The Philippines as an Emerging Biotech Cluster


As President Obama arrived in the Philippines for the APEC summit, I was reminded of my recent trip to Manila, which left me thinking about global megacities and the future of biotechnology. In the Philippines, these ideas emerged during my visit to the Global Forum 2015 conference in August, which was hosted by middle and low income countries, for and by them. After attending many of the talks (and giving two), I was really impressed with the strides that many emerging countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa had made, especially the Philippines, in science and technology.