January 2017

2017 trend survey results announced – biotech sector expected to continue growth

The German biotechnology sector has begun the new year on an optimistic note and remains in growth mode. A majority of companies said they plan to increase hiring and ramp up R&D investment in 2017. This positive sentiment is also reflected in the current financial picture: Biotech companies raised about €505 million of fresh capital in 2016, almost reaching last year’s record figure (2015: €550 million).


Presentation on new European in-vitro diagnostics regulation held in Stuttgart

At the invitation of BIOPRO, a representative from BIO Deutschland’s office informed the attendees of the BIOPRO-organised event in Stuttgart about the new regulations on medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics (IVD).


Funding programmes, competitions and awards

Funding announcements of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)