The Importance of Investment
Today, there are 7,000 new medications being developed by biopharmaceutical companies around the globe. Investors look many factors when deciding to fund this research, including market size, demand, and the local policy environment. Data shows that countries that offer protection of intellectual property (IP) rights, as well as those with inclusive R&D policies, are most likely to benefit from the billions of dollars invested annually into the biopharmaceutical industry. In addition to fueling treatments and cures, a supportive policy environment keeps the United States competitive for investors, both foreign and domestic.