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12.12.2012

The seventh annual BIO-Europe Spring international partnering conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain March 11–13, 2013 at the CCIB Convention Centre Barcelona. The event is expected to draw more than 2,000 C-level executives and key decision makers from over 1,200 companies. Host organizations for the 2013 event are Biocat, the biotechnology, biomedicine and medical technology regional incubator, and the...

12.11.2012

A total of 22 Catalan companies are participating today through Wednesday in the eighteenth edition of BIO-Europe 2012, the top European meeting of the biotechnology industry that was inaugurated this morning in Hamburg, Germany, organized by EBD Group. Biocat, which is a Gold Sponsor for this year’s event, has a...

21.06.2012

Despite the global crisis and difficulties in accessing funding, Catalonia continues to be one of the most dynamic European regions in the biomedicine sector. With more than 1,100 registered companies, organizations and R&D centers, this Community is the most important biocluster in Spain and a benchmark in southern Europe. One in four Spanish biotechnology companies is located in Catalonia and their combined turnover totals €15,600 millions per year, 29.4% of the national total. Moreover, the sector employs 30,000 people (22,000 in private companies and...

18.06.2012

The 110 professionals that make up the Catalan delegation coordinated by Biocat to the top global biotechnology convention have arrived in Boston to begin their participation in BIO 2012 today. A total of 50 companies —32 of which have their own booth— and 22 research and sector-support organizations make up the delegation of the BioRegion of Catalonia to the twentieth BIO International Convention, held in the capital of Massachusetts from 18 to...

28.05.2012

A total of 49 companies –32 with their own booth– 21 organizations and more than 100 delegates will make up the delegation from the Bioregion of Catalonia at the twentieth edition of the BIO International Convention, to be held in Boston from 18 to 21 June 2012, with the slogan Connect, partner and innovate. BIO is the most important global business meeting in the biotechnology arena. This year, it will bring together more than 15,000 delegates from 65 countries, more than 900 exhibitors...

26.04.2012

Seven European regions are launching the ETTBio project, which aims to identify, exchange and transmit best practices for Effective Technology Transfer in Biotechnology in order to improve local and regional policies. This collective effort to improve transfer policies will help boost the creation of new companies, generate new jobs and lead to higher turnover, as well as increasing regional innovation and economic development.

The EU biotechnology sector is still a young industry and doesn’t have experience in technology...