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European Park Co-operation

09.04.2004

Bilbao / Heidelberg - In mid-March two technology parks in Spain and Germany opened a new dimension of European co-operation by signing a “Memorandum of Understanding”. The Bask government intends to establish Bilbao as a European biotechnology hotspot. Until 2005 nearly Euro180 million are earmarked for the project BioBask. The lion share of the investments is to come from private sources.
Mauri Lazkano, Chairman of the Tech-nology Park Bilbao and President of the Network of Bask Technology Parks explained: “Heidelberg is a prime example in Europe. At Bilbao we would like to establish a similarly successful biotech network.“
According to Klaus Plate, PhD, Managing Director of the Technology Park Hei-delberg, the co-operation with Bilbao represents an important step to set-up new important links with one of the most successful and dynamically growing economic regions in Spain and in Europe.
The Technology Park Bilbao comprises of a total area of 205 hectars. Currently 48,500 m2 are available for rent. A further 182,500 m2 belong to companies presently trading at the park.
The Technology Park Bilbao is the biggest technology centre in Spain, home to 129 companies employing some 5,350 people.
The Technology Park Heidelberg is a science park. The Biopark at its centre is part of the Heidelberg University campus. The park was set up in 1985. Back then with its 11 founding companies and 6,000 m2 laboratory and office space it was Germany's first biopark. Today the park manages more than 50,000 m2 rented space. More than 50 companies and reserach institutes are located at the park today. The buildings of the park at “Neuenheimer Feld” are private investments.

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08.03.2012

Granada-based Integromics S.L. has teamed up with the Galician Foundation of Genomic Medicine (FPGMX) in Santiago de Compostela to secure a €1m EU grant from the European Regional Development Fund and the Spanish government. With...

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08.03.2012

Oryzon Genomics S.A (Barcelona) is entering preclinical testing with a first-in-class bispecific LSD1/MAO-B inhibitor. In addition to the classic target MAO-B, the drug also blocks histone demethylase LSD1, an epigenetic histone...

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06.03.2012

Granada-based nLife Therapeutics S.L. has raised €5m in total from two venture capitalists. Through Caixa Capital Risc and Caixa Capital Biomed, La Caixa invested €2.5m. The same amount has been placed by Invercaria via its...

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19.12.2011

Madrid – Researchers from Spain and the US have discovered an Ebola-like filovirus in bats in northern Spain. The first known filovirus native to Europe was reported in a study published in the journal PLOS Pathogens...

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15.12.2011

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12.12.2011

Barcelona/Saffron Walden – Almirall S.A. and BioFocus announced that they have entered into a collaboration agreement to identify new compounds against key targets in projects aimed at the treatment of respiratory and...

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Madrid/Abu Dhabi – Spanish biotechs are seeking collaborations with firms in the United Arab Emirates. At the end of November, Grupo Zeltia and 14 other Spanish companies presented their research at the forum “Innovation,...

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Madrid – The Spanish Minister of Innovation and Science Cristina Garmendia has responded to reports about Roche’s­ delivery stop in Greece and pessimistic expectations for Spain. In Sept­ember, she stressed that the atmosphere...

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