Twelve years ago I took a genetics class and that was in the early days of biotechnology. In my limited experience, I have watched the industry grow by leaps and bounds since that time. The field of biotech covers everything from food to medicine. I think it will be an industry that will only get larger and more integrated into our existence.
Any country with a strong interest in science will also likely have a stakehold in the biotech industry. It is a fascinating business. It is also a business filled with controversy as mankind continues to gain knowledge in these areas but seems to often lack the wisdom to know how to best use the knowledge.