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Biocat supports this event, which is being held in Santiago de Compostela this year
The 7th edition of Biospain is being held from 24 to 26 September 2014 in Santiago de Compostela. This event has become the benchmark meeting point for the biotechnology sector in Spain and is organized by the Spanish Bioindustry Association (Asebio), the Government of Galicia, the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of Vigo and the Santiago City Council.
Biospain 2014 will feature more than 60 Catalan companies presenting their products and services at the fair and participating in the partnering meetings, which are one of the key focal points of this biennial event. In 2012, the event welcomed 217 exhibitors, 762 companies and institutions and more than 1,850 delegates from 25 countries, who held 2,150 one-to-one meetings. This success has made Biospain one of the most important partnering and business and technology-transfer events in the world, ranked fifth worldwide in 2012.
Biocat is once again collaborating with Biospain and is organizing one of the sessions on the scientific program. Specifically, Wednesday 24 September, Biocat CEO Montserrat Vendrell will moderate a session on acceleration models for innovative start-ups, held as part of the European clusters track. The Biospain program also includes a session organized by the European Transbio Sudoe project, in which Biocat is a partner alongside University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), University of Montpellier, the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology in Bordeaux, the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of Lisbon, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Balearic Islands Biotechnological and Biomedical cluster (BioIB), the University of Santiago de Compostela, and the Foundation of the Region of Valencia for Strategic Promotion, Development and Urban Innovation (InnDEA).
Transbio Sudoe will have a booth in the exhibition area of the fair, which the partners will make available to the companies and organizations from their respective regions. This will be the Biocat space at Biospain, providing support for Catalan organizations participating in the event.
Bioibérica, Oryzon, Almirall, Grífols, Caixa Capital Risc, Ferrer, Amgen and Asphalion are among the companies from the BioRegion that will have a significant presence at the event this September.