German biotechnology companies are looking more optimistically to the future once again. This was shown in a survey conducted by the Biotechnology Industry Organisation of Germany, BIO Deutschland, in cooperation with the sector journal, |transkript, the results of which were presented at a press conference in Berlin today.
China certainly offers not only unforeseen challenges, but also a very wide range of business opportunities. This is the reason why the German Federal Government, in particular the Federal Economics Ministry, has been working for years on intensifying the economic relations between the biotech sectors of the two nations.
The biotechnology sector will meet in Berlin on 21 and 22 April at the German Biotechnology Days 2010. Over the course of these two days, participants will discuss the current issues in the sector during workshops, symposiums and panel discussions.
At the end of last year, BIO Deutschland sent a letter to the Justice Ministry with the aim of making clear the disadvantages facing biotechnological patent registrations as a result of the decisions by the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office to change the registration fees and deadlines for divisional registrations.