Life Sciences

A growth hotspot in Europe for Life Sciences development and operations

Lithuania’s Life Sciences sector is gaining prominence. Boosted by an integrated network of science valleys and educational institutions that supply businesses with a pool of top-notch talent that is eager to learn, the sector is accelerating faster than almost anywhere else in Europe.

Life Sciences companies in Lithuania are among the most profitable in the country, with 90% of their output exported worldwide, yet the market remains unsaturated.

Lithuania’s life sciences sector at a glance

Number Of Life Sciences Companies In Lithuania


the total number of Life Science companies present

Percentage Of GDP Created By Life Sciences In Lithuania


percentage of Lithuania‘s GDP generated by the sector

Innovation And Biotechnology Ranking


in the Global Innovation in Biotechnology ranking



percentage of all pharmaceutical and healthcare production exported, with produce going to over 100 countries

Priority sector

Life Sciences is high on the political agenda, which means we offer exceptional support for soft-landing and are dedicated to deliver.

Source: Lithuania’s Life Sciences Strategy approved by the Parliament, 2018 September

FDA-approved regulatory authorities

In 2018 Lithuania entered into a Mutual Recognition Agreement with the FDA, under which the FDA recognized the Lithuanian State Medicine Control Agency as capable of conducting inspections that meet US requirements.

Source: US Food & Drug Administration, 2018

A range of benefits for Life Sciences companies


Attractive financial incentives for both R&D and manufacturing activities


Exceptional government support to ensure smooth business operations in the country


A pool of highly skilled and motivated talent ready to create added value for your business


A welcoming and value-driven ecosystem, with support available to ensure a fast and efficient soft-landing

Life Sciences in Lithuania

Main competencies in Lithuania’s ecosystem:

  • Cell & gene therapy
  • Proteins
  • Pharma / drug delivery
  • Medtech, including ​3D printing, sensors and engineering

Emerging Life Sciences competencies:

  • Immunotherapy products
  • Biosimilars
  • Generics
  • Antibodies
  • Nucleid acid drugs

Companies already successfully operating in Lithuania

All success stories

Financial incentives and government support

Financial incentives available to Life Sciences companies:

Expenses Deductable 3 Times

3 Times Deductable Expenses

Patent Box

EU support

Free Economic Zones

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Dedicated support from Invest Lithuania

Decision making

Business establishment


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Karolina Karl
Senior Investment Advisor | Life Sciences

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