BIO Deutschland Expands its European Network: Membership of EuropaBio
In its efforts to expand and strengthen its international network, BIO Deutschland applied for membership of the European lobby organisation, EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries in Brussels.
EuropaBio is the political voice of the European biotech industry and includes some 60 international companies, five European regions and 25 national biotechnology organisations amongst its members.
EuropaBio has five so-called "councils", which deal with specific biotechnology topics:
- Agri-Food Council
- Emerging Enterprises Council
- Healthcare Council
- Industrial Biotechnology Council
- National Associations Council
Dr Hans Kast, President and CEO of BASF Plant Science Holding GmbH, is currently chairman of EuropaBio.
BIO Deutschland has been a member of EuropaBio since the beginning of December 2006.