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A new edition of the largest biotechnology event in Europe, known as BIO-Europe, will be held from 7 to 9 November, with Catalan participation. A total of 29 companies and organizations from Catalonia will be attending the event to boost their visibility among more than 3,600 professionals from 1,900 companies in 60 countries participating in this fair held in Cologne (Germany) and organized once again by EBD Group.

The Catalan delegation includes pharmaceutical corporations like Almirall, Esteve, Ferrer and Grífols; biotechnology firms such as Ability Pharmaceuticals, Mind the Byte, Specipig and Spherium Biomed; medical technology companies like Palex Medical and investors like Caixa Capital Risc and Ysios Capital, among others.

With its own booth (number 31), Biocat has set up a meeting and information point for Catalan companies and organizations, as well as a place to promote Barcelona’s role as the host of the upcoming edition of the fair. Repeating the success of the 2010 and 2013 editions, Barcelona will host BIO-Europe Spring 2017, the spring edition of the fair, from 20 to 22 March at the Fira de Barcelona.


Building bridges between European and Japanese clusters and networks

Under the framework of BIO-Europe in Cologne, Biocat is also participating in the EU‐Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event, a networking session for European and Japanese clusters and networks in the field of personalized medicine, organized by bioXclusters plus - an European project promoted jointly by Biocat (Catalonia), BioM (Bavaria), bioPmed (Piedmont) and Lyonbiopole (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), the main health clusters in Europe.

This event aims to foster sharing and opportunities through contact between regions in Europe and Japan and their initiatives in the healthcare and life sciences sector. The program includes a workshop with several speakers and a session afterwards exclusively for networking. Registration is free of charge and obligatory.


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