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Determined to turn the corner

01.10.2011

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 was “calm”, and that there would be “no problems” supplying Spanish hospitals and pharmacies with necessary drugs and supplies.
Alexander Klauser, a spokesman for the Swiss pharmaceutical giant, said the situation in Spain is difficult, but it is “not the same as it is in Greece.” By June of 2011, Spain’s health authorities had amassed a debt of €5.4bn, according to industry association Farmindustria.
In tough economic times, “Spain is taking the right steps forward,” the Science Minister said at the end of September. Soon after, researchers and companies signed a charter for an Alliance for Research and Innovation in Health (ALINNSA) that is being promoted by her Ministry. Its long-term stated aims are to integrate stakeholders in the field of biomedicine to help foster innovation and develop a national strategy for biomedical research.

SpainSpain

04.11.2010

Seville – Genetrix S.L. and the Botín Foundation will channel a 6m over the next three years into the new company Axontherapix SL. The public-private partnership will seek to develop an effective therapy for Parkinson’s Disease....

SpainSpain

03.11.2010

Pamplona – With a record-setting Biospain this year, the Spanish biotech industry has underpinned its role as a premier player in the sector in southern Europe. More than 1,400 business representatives flocked to Pamplona, where...

SpainSpain

28.09.2010

Bilbao – Spanish Progenika Biopharma S.A has gained the green light for sale of its LPLchip in Europe. The DNA chip, which has achieved the CE mark, detects approximately 120 mutations in the lipoprotein lipase (LPL) gene and...

SpainSpain

22.09.2010

Madrid – Responding to the current debate surrounding the reactome array investigation, Manuel Ferrer from the Institute of Catalysis and Petrochemistry in Madrid told EuroBiotechNews his team would “clarify all the scientific...

SpainSpain

09.09.2010

Madrid – When Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met his Spanish colleague Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero on August 31st, he talked about the Mediterranean country’s role as an important economic partner for China, and said cooperation...

SpainSpain

04.08.2010

Madrid/Braunschweig - Spanish and German scientists who last year reported a groundbreaking technology that is able to identify the whole set of biochemical reactions in bacteria or cells, together with the enzymes involved, have...

SpainSpain

11.07.2010

Barcelona – While the cash-strapped Spanish government is being stripped of its AAA grade investment rating, one of the giants of the country’s life science industry is on a spending spree. Grifols, a producer of plasma protein...

SpainSpain

09.07.2010

Barcelona/Nantes – Biomarker-specialist TcLand Expression in Nantes has found an ally in the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital Research Institute (HVIR) in Barcelona. The French company and the Spanish clinic will work together...

SpainSpain

08.06.2010

Barcelona/Triangle Park – Spanish producer of plasma protein therapies Grifols is to acquire US public biopharmaceutical company Talecris, in a deal worth approximately $3.4 billion (EUR2.8 billion). The merger will improve...

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