IVD Roadmap for Portugal
The in vitro diagnostics industry is a vibrant industrial sector within medical technology wider domain, naturally driven by innovation in which SMEs play a major role, and create added-value specialized jobs. Like any other medical technology, it is a highly regulated sector, but where development cycles and investment needs are orders of magnitude smaller than, for example, in the pharmaceutical industry.
Portugal, while having competitive research in life sciences, has failed to build an innovative industrial ecosystem.
In this document, P-BIO proposes the establishment of an in vitro diagnostics roadmap in Portugal, focusing on building an industrial sector based on innovation.
The present roadmap is a detailed implementation for a specific sector of the vision proposed by P-BIO on the “Bio-Saúde 2030” roadmap (2020).