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BIOSPAIN – 700 companies gather to talk shop

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 the biennial event opened its gates from September 29th–October 1st. The meeting drew 55 % more attendees than the last BioSpain in 2008. Its organisers from the Spanish Bioindustry Association (ASEBIO) and the Navarre Society of Development (Sodena) oversaw about 2,200 business meetings involving 700 companies. Over 20 % of those participating came from outside the country. Around 150 foreign companies and institutions have decided to come to Spain seeking new business opportunities in the bio­technology industry.
In the Investment Forum, five projects were chosen out of 30 – from Allerayde UK, Araclon Biotech, Laboratorios Alpha SIP, TCD Pharma and Vivia Biotech – which attended the European Venture Summit in December to compete with 145 European projects selected in other similar events organised by Europe Unlimited. As in earlier editions, the scientific programme at the Biospain 2010 was headed up by the Spanish Society of Biotechnology (SEBIOT) under BIOTEC 2010. Carmen Vela has been chosen as the new president of the society. She is taking the reins from Jose Luis Garcia. The sixth edition of

Biospain will be held in 2012. The new venue will be announced in the upcoming months.

SpainSpain

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...

SpainSpain

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...

SpainSpain

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...

SpainSpain

05.03.2012

Ordesa Laboratories has filed a patent for a novel Bifidobacterium strain isolated from infant feces. It has the capacity to combat rotavirus, says a study (Appl. Environ. Microbiol., doi:10.1128/AEM.05548).

SpainSpain

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...

SpainSpain

15.12.2011

Barcelona - South western Europe gets a new R&D unit in the field of biomolecules. Kymos Pharma, a contract researcher based in Barcelona, has signed an agreement with the French biotechnology group Ipsen to create a R&D group...

SpainSpain

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...

SpainSpain

03.12.2011

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,...

SpainSpain

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...

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