The Mirandola-based biotech cluster comes back even stronger after the earthquake

Apr 23, 2015 1085

by Natascia Ronchetti

In the biotech cluster of Mirandola, in the province of Modena, devastation has given way to innovation. The destruction of nearly two-thirds of the area's businesses brought on by an earthquake nearly three years ago was followed by an aggressive reconstruction effort that's catapulted the biggest groups back onto the scene and created a boom in exports.

A few numbers are all it takes to recognize the international expansion: last year, exports surged to more than €293 million, almost 10% more than the previous year. In the words of Alberto Nicolini, editor of Plastico della vita (The Plastic of Life), the trade periodical serving the cluster of Modena-area biotech firms, "companies in Mirandola are now even stronger than they were before."

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Fonte: Italy24


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