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At the congress there will be an EU-Japan partnering event organized by BioXclusters, an alliance of which Biocat is a member
The twentieth edition of BIO-Europe, one of the largest European partnering congresses for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arena, will be held from 3 to 5 November in Frankfurt (Germany). 22 Catalan companies will travel to the fair, similar to the number that participated in the 2013 congress in Vienna.
The organizers of the congress, EBD Group, expect the number of one-to-one partnering meetings held this year to beat the all-time record set in 2013. BIO-Europe 2013 hosted 184 company presentations and more than 3,200 delegates from 1,814 companies representing 56 different countries.
EU-Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event
Under the framework of the BIO-Europe fair, a partnering event between Europe and Japan will be held on 3 November. The EU-Japan Cluster Matchmaking Event has received financial support from the European Commission and is being organized by the BioXclusters alliance. Biocat, as a BioXclusters partner, is helping organize the event along with clusters BioM Biotech Cluster Development (Germany), bioPmed (Italy) and Lyonbiopole (France).
This matchmaking event offers participants an overview of the strengths and current status of Japanese life sciences groups from the healthcare sector, as well as laying the groundwork for future collaborations, R&D projects or commercial activities in the Japanese market.
At the event, clusters Metropolitan Bionetwork (Tokyo), Yokohama-Kanagawa Bio-Business network (Kanagawa), Protein Mall Kansai (Osaki), Fukuoka BioCluster Project (Fukuoka) – the four main Japanese life sciences cluster groups – and the Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA), will present a wide range of opportunities available for European companies in the Japanese pharmaceutical and healthcare market.
On a related note, the registration period is now open for those interested in giving a company presentation at BIO-Europe Spring 2015, which will be held in Paris from 9 to 11 March. The deadline to submit applications is 28 November 2014.