• Historical Background

    Historical Background

    The International Northeast Biotechnology Corridor was created in 1998 through a resolution passed at the New England Governors’ and Eastern Canadian Premiers’ Conference [Resolution 23-6 Resolution of an International Northeast Biotechnnology Corridor (PDF-408K)] to support biotechnology development in the region.

    The International Northeast Biotechnology Corridor (INBC) is a non-profit entity that was incorporated in the State of Maine [1999 – Articles of Incorporation (PDF – 948K)] in 1999 and has a principal place of business in Fairfield, Maine . The purpose of the corporation is to promote biotechnological development for the benefit of the members of the international Northeast Biotechnology Corridor, to create a favorable business atmosphere for existing biotechnotogical enterprises and industries, and to carry out these goals within the scope of its legal corporate powers. The Corporation will work in coordination with Corridor members, and other entities to achieve these goals.

    The Corridor is expected to be a collection of eleven Provinces and States. It was defined as the region reaching from Rhode Island in the United States to Newfoundland in Canada, bounded by the Province of Quebec as the western boundary of the Eastern Provinces and with Connecticut being the western boundary of the New England region. In 1999, the resolution for the corridor was reaffirmed by the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers.

  • Vision & Goals


    The vision for the International Biotechnology Corridor is the creation of a regional identity that will promote effective cooperation and coordination of biotechnology activities by commercial, academic, nonprofit, and governmental representatives across state and provincial boundaries, so that the region is recognized as a biotechnology cluster of substance and excellence world-wide.

    The creation of the Corridor was based on four points of collaboration:

    1. Hyper-linking biotechnology regional sites with information on biotechnology companies, universities, and R&D activities.
    2. Joint scientific conferences on biotechnology.
    3. Intra-corridor trade/cultural missions.
    4. Marketing the corridor internationally.


    The International Northeast Biotechnology Corridor is global in essence and will improve biotechnology viability for all members of the corridor in the world market place. The following three basic goals will accomplish the mission for the Corridor:

    1. Enhance awareness of and promote biotechnology within the Corridor.
    2. Promote the Corridor and its assets world wide.
    3. Foster alliances within the Corridor to grow biotechnological opportunities.