On 4 and 5 May, the German biotechnology industry celebrated its annual get-together at the freshly renovated Congress Center Hamburg (CCH). About 650 participants attended the long awaited in-person event in the Hanseatic city. In addition to networking, attendees were also able to build up their knowledge at 28 symposia, luncheons, and breakfast seminars featuring a diverse programme of talks and panels.
The panel discussion “Building a more connected Life Science Ecosystem in Europe” at the “LSX World Congress – Partnering, Strategy & Investment for Life Science Executive Leaders” in London featured encouraging statements and perspectives on how European life science ecosystems can work more closely together in the post-pandemic world:
At the invitation of the Bhutanese ambassador to Brussels, Tshering Gyaltshen Penjor, BIO Deutschland’s headquarters presented the possibilities and opportunities of the biotechnology industry at a meeting held in Berlin.
In late April, the national mirror committee to the international standards committee ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology met in a web conference. The convenors of the Working Groups “Terminology”, “Biobanks and bioresources”, “Analytical methods”, “Bioprocessing”, and “Data processing and integration” reported on national standardisation activities. The WG “Terminology” continues to coordinate the definition of standards across all working groups.