News

Hungary and Poland join forces
Enlarge image

BusinessHungaryPoland

Hungary and Poland join forces

24.05.2013 - Hungary and Poland will cooperate to create a biotech cluster with global reach.

On the first day of the Bioforum conference in Budapest, the heads of the Polish and Hungarian biotech associations signed a cooperation agreement aimed at creating a joint cluster. „Hungary and Poland separately are not able to build an effective and strong business cluster for the biotech sector,“ said Erno Duda, President of the Hungarian Biotech Association (HBA). „After having signed this cooperation agreement we have a great chance to create such a cluster, which will develop in scale of international biotech market and, at the same time, will support local initiative and start-ups.“ Tadeusz Pietrucha, who heads the recently launched Polish Biotech Association (PBA) added: „The global biotech market is hard to reach for small and medium companies from the CEE region. Therefore, we have to cooperate to show our potential in…the biotech world”.

The agreement summarises the most pressing needs of the life sciences sector in both nations but also in the whole Central and Eastern Europe (CCE) region. Both associations will join their forces and their member companies’ skills to attract more national funding and EU grants as well as international collaborators from the biotech and pharmaceutical sector. The plan is supported by their national governments, represented by Grazyna Henclewska, undersecretary of Polish Ministry of Economy and by Zoltán Cséfalvay, vice-minister of Hungarian National Economy, at the  conference.

Biotechnology plays an increasing role in the CEE countries. While the sector is young, it is growing and has a strong science base, with biosimilar drug developers, clinical and contract research organisations, and life sciences research companies. Most recently, IBM signed an agreement with Poland’s new Centre for Pre-clinical Research and Technology (CePT), a €100m EU investment aimed at pooling researcher know-how from three universities and seven research institutes to create a fully integrated drug discovery and diagnostics value chain.

© eurobiotechnews.eu/tg

http://www.european-biotechnology-news.com/news/news/2013-02/hungary-and-poland-join-forces.html

BiofuelsEU

30.04.2015 The European Parliament has given the go-ahead on a new law limiting the use of harmful crop-based biofuel in the transport sector. The decision marks a breakthrough in the EU’s approach to biofuels.

FinancingSwitzerlandUK

29.04.2015 Biopharma start-up CRISPR Therapeutics has raised US$64m to hurry the new CRISPR/Cas9 technology to the clinic.

FinancingBelgium

28.04.2015 After having raised €100m in its stock market debut, MDx company Biocartis has gained 13 percent on its first trading day.

R&DFranceUKSweden

24.04.2015 AstraZeneca has boosted its oncology portfolio by signing a US$1.275bn agreement with Innate Pharma. The companies plan to further the development of Innate’s tumour-targeting antibody.

PoliticsEU

22.04.2015 A legislative proposal by the European Commission is set to renationalise market authorisation of genetically modified crops.

FinancingUK

21.04.2015 Ahead of its listing on the London Stock Exchange, Woodford’s Patient Capital Trust has raised a record sum of €1.1bn. The fund met with immense interest by investors.

Swiss Biotech DaySwitzerland

16.04.2015 The Swiss biotech industry can look back on 2014 as a good year, but political uncertainties do remain. This was one of the topics discussed during the Swiss Biotech Day in Basel, which attracted more than 400 participants.

EventEUFrance

16.04.2015 The changing landscape in healthcare was just one of the hotly discussed topics of the 27th Annual EuroMeeting of the international association DIA.

R&DBelgium

14.04.2015 Belgian Thrombogenics NV has launched a new oncology company with Gent-based life sciences institute VIB. The new venture will develop an antibody for the treatment of a fast-growing brain tumour that affects children and adolescents.

Stock MarketsEUFranceUKNorwaySweden

09.04.2015 The European public markets remain highly attractive for biotech companies. Twice as many companies went public in the first quarter of 2015 than during the same period last year.

Events

All Events

Partner-Events

München

BioVaria 2015

Current issue

All issues

Product of the week

Products

Stock list

All quotes

TOP

  • THERAMETRICS0.08 CHF14.29%
  • MEDIGENE10.96 EUR4.88%
  • EVOLVA1.58 CHF3.27%

FLOP

  • BIOTEST71.00 EUR-3.92%
  • SYNGENTA314.40 CHF-3.65%
  • 4SC5.03 EUR-3.27%

TOP

  • 4SC5.03 EUR293.0%
  • WILEX4.33 EUR51.4%
  • SARTORIUS151.00 EUR21.2%

FLOP

  • CYTOS1.01 CHF-29.4%
  • BIOTEST71.00 EUR-26.9%
  • BIOFRONTERA2.30 EUR-11.2%

TOP

  • SANTHERA96.45 CHF2329.5%
  • CYTOS1.01 CHF676.9%
  • WILEX4.33 EUR397.7%

FLOP

  • MOLOGEN4.94 EUR-55.4%
  • BIOFRONTERA2.30 EUR-29.2%
  • BIOTEST71.00 EUR-20.0%

No liability assumed, Date: 02.05.2015