BIO Deutschland participates in EuropaBio meetings in Brussels
BIO Deutschland’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Heinrich, took part in National Association Council and Healthcare Biotechnology Council meetings on 11 June, and in the General Assembly of EuropaBio, the European umbrella association for biotechnology, on 12 June. Key topics discussed included the EU’s new life sciences strategy, particularly in light of the new makeup of the European Parliament, and measures for reaching out to the new contact in the European Commission.
Among the agenda items for the General Assembly were the discharge of management and the board, the adoption of a new membership fee structure and the approval of the 2019 budget. In addition, the positions of treasurer and the chair of the Industrial Biotechnology Council were newly appointed and other leadership positions were confirmed. Peter Heinrich was re-elected as chair of the SME Platform for another two years