At the beginning of March 2011, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Germany’s participation in EXPO 2015 in Milan on behalf of the Federal Government. The topic of EXPO 2015 is Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life.
On 19 January 2012, the chairpersons of BIO Deutschland’s Working Group on Licences and Technical Contracts, Dr Martin Pöhlchen and Dr Rainer Wessel, met the head of the Patent Law Division at the Federal Ministry of Justice to discuss current developments in the field of intellectual property rights.
Annual Meeting of the Health Made in Germany Export Initiative at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Health Made in Germany, an export initiative started by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and coordinated by Germany Trade and Invest, held its first major meeting with trade associations a year ago.
BIO Deutschland calls for the interests of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to be taken into account to a greater extent in the amendment of the Medical Products Act.
Despite a more positive assessment of their current situation, German biotech companies are starting 2012 less optimistically. By using product and service models, the sector is making itself ever less dependent on venture capital.