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BIOSPAIN, one of the biggest international biotechnology events in southern Europe organized by the Spanish Bioindustry Association (AseBio), will take place in Barcelona from September 26 to 28, 2023. Biocat, the Government of Catalonia and the Barcelona City Council collaborated to attract the upcoming edition of BIOSPAIN to the Catalan capital.

Biocat CEO Robert Fabregat notes, “Barcelona and Catalonia lead the international rankings in number of startups, science publications and clinical trials, among others, in addition to having renowned research centers and hospitals that, along with entrepreneurial and business talent, make up an ecosystem that is highly competitive both nationally and internationally.” 

Catalan Minister for Enterprise and Employment Roger Torrent also celebrated this news, as he believes, “This event in Barcelona is a strategic step, in line with the weight of the industry, turnover, exports and ability to attract foreign investment here at home".

In fact, Catalonia stands out for exporting over 50% of the national life sciences and healthcare products and being home to 50% of the pharmaceutical industry. In other subsectors that have popped up more recently, such as digital health, Catalonia has seen exponential growth, with 10 times as many companies as in 2010 (more than 200 today) and double the investment since 2017.

Barcelona is making a firm commitment to the knowledge- and science-based economy, to generating activity with greater value added and also attracting talent and new investment, positioning the city as a world-renowned science and technology hub,” recognized Jaume Collboni, first deputy mayor for Economy, Employment, Competitiveness and Taxation in the Barcelona City Council, who also applauded the arrival of BIOSPAIN to the Catalan capital.

Likewise, AseBio Chairwoman Ana Polanco affirmed, “Our collaboration with Catalonia will be a turning point for biotechnology in southern Europe,” and predicted great turnout and participation in the upcoming edition.

For more information read the press release.

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