The German biotechnology sector has so far withstood the financial and economic crisis unscathed - this is the core message of sector experts from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research / biotechnologie.de and the consultancy, Ernst & Young, who presented the latest key data from the sector at a joint press conference with BIO Deutschland and BioTOP in Berlin during the German Biotechnology Days 2010.
With around 600 participants, who discussed the current developments and challenges in all areas of biotechnology at 16 symposia and three plenary events held on 21 and 22 April in Berlin, the expectations of the organisers were greatly exceeded.
For the second time, BIO Deutschland has donated the entire proceeds of its benefit event - over €11,800 - to the German Alliance for Rare Diseases (ACHSE). Eva Luise Köhler, patron of ACHSE, received the cheque in Bellevue Palace in mid-April.
Despite the Germany-wide flight ban, BIO Deutschland's experts gathered in Munich on 19 April for the meeting of the Working Group on Licenses and Technical Contracts.
Following up on last year’s successful visit, BIO Deutschland is once again helping the Israel Trade Center to organise a trip to ILSI-Biomed from 13 to 17 June 2010 for a German delegation.