Biotech associations join forces
Berlin – German biotech associations have strengthened their collaboration. The Heidelberg-based European Association of Pharma Biotechnology (EAPB) and Germany’s Biotechnology Industry Organisation Bio Deutschland e. V. said they will closely work together in fostering and supporting pharmaceutical and medical biotechnology in Germany and on the European level. Under the terms of the agreement, the managing office of EAPB will move from Heidelberg to Berlin and will now be organized by Bio Deutschland. Marion Kronabel, who served as managing director of EAPB since 2008, will remain on her position. According to the associations, its members can take advantage from the synergies resulting from the combined forces. While the science and research topics-driven EAPB gains additional access to industrial issues, Bio Deutschland can benefit by EAPB’s European approach.