On 17 June, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and Council on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use and on repealing Directive 2001/20/EC.
At the end of June 2012, the communications and media experts from BIO Deutschland’s Working Group on Communication and Public Relations held a workshop in Berlin to discuss a concept for presenting biotechnology to the public.
BIO Deutschland Participates in the Federal Ministry of Education and Research Experts’ Workshop on the German-Chinese Life Sciences Initiative
During the first German-Chinese intergovernmental consultations held in June 2011, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology decided to set up a German-Chinese Life Sciences Initiative.
Company Foundations and Patents: Collaboration between the Working Group on Technology Transfer and the Working Group on Licences and Technical Contracts
At the end of July 2012, the chairpersons of BIO Deutschland’s Working Group on Licences and Technical Contracts and Working Group on Technology Transfer discussed further joint steps on the introduction of a grace period for innovations in Europe.
The board of BIO Deutschland held a strategy meeting in Potsdam on 2 and 3 July 2012. The two-day session opened with a working dinner hosted by the association and attended by supporting members, sector partners and the presidents of affiliated associations.