On the first Thursday and Friday in December, BIO Deutschland traditionally organises the biotechnology industry’s annual CEO & CFO Meeting.
BIO Deutschland has launched a new initiative that provides an internet portal for German biotechnology startups.
In late November the international experts on the ISO Technical Committee 276 Biotechnology (ISO/TC) met in Rome. The Working Groups “Terms and Definitions”, “Biobanks/Bioresources”, “Analytical Methods”, “Bioprocessing” and “Data Processing and Integration” discussed the current status of their respective projects.
On 29 November, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) held a meeting with various stakeholders at the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation in Bonn to discuss whether digital sequence information (DSI) falls within the scope of the Nagoya Protocol, and the consequences this would have for research.