On 6 and 7 December, some 90 German biotech executives gathered at the Bristol Hotel on Berlin’s Kurfürstendamm for the 20th annual CEO & CFO Meeting. The two-day anniversary get-together gave the participants an opportunity to discuss the current state of the industry and engage in networking.
A cross-sectoral parliamentary evening was held in Berlin in December to discuss Germany’s e-health strategy. The event came out of a collaboration of eight trade associations – BIO Deutschland, Bitkom, bvitg, BVMed, SPECTARIS, VDGH, vfa and ZVEI – who released a joint position paper in the middle of the year calling for the establishment of a dialogue platform to formulate an e-health strategy.
The year 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of the term “biotechnology”.
The German Biotech Startup Report was updated in December to include new company profiles and an article entitled “How to Turn Your Biotech Startup into a Successful Company”.