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The Basque Country in contact with over 100 companies at the leading international Biotechnology Convention

2012 June 21

Boston hosted the leading bio companies at the top international Biotechnology Convention.

Spain was the busiest international pavilion at this year's BIO Convention, ahead of countries such as Brazil, China, India and Russia.

Companies from the Basque Bioregion had the opportunity to be in contact with international companies to discuss joint product developments and to close deals to market them.

The Basque Bioregion consists of 70 companies that employ over 3,000 highly qualified people in the Basque Country.

The Basque Country will host the 6th BioSpain between 19 and 21 September. Over 25 countries and around 1,600 delegates have confirmed they will be attending the convention, which will be held at the BEC (Barakaldo) and will feature numerous activities for the sectors.

Over the last 4 days, the spotlight has been on the Basque Country at the leading international biotechnology convention in Boston, Massachusetts (USA), which will end today. The trade mission was led by the Basque Government's Deputy Minister for Innovation and Technology, Juan Goicolea, the Director of Technology, Edorta Larrauri, along with the members of SPRI and BicBerrilan. They were there alongside an important turnout of the Basque biotechnology business sector.

‘BioBasque', the Basque Bioregion had a stand in the Spanish pavilion where Basque companies and institutions held meetings with over 100 companies and institutions from other countries. During these meetings, the parties negotiated and signed agreements to develop new bio products or to market them, which means a boost and development for the industries of this sector in the Basque Country.

The stand was visited by the US Ambassador to Spain, as he wished to learn about the situation of our region, along with their HRH the Prince and Princesses of Asturias, who were also present at the Convention.

Representatives of the Basque Government also meet with those of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology to learn more about the work of those research centres in areas related with nanotechnology, which together with the biosciences are part of the Government's core areas in knowledge-intensive diversification strategies, Smart Specialisation Strategies.

Spain was the busiest international pavilion at this year's BIO Convention, ahead of countries such as Brazil, China, India and Russia.

The Basque Bioregion consists of 70 companies that employ over 3,000 highly qualified people in the Basque Country. Now that a critical business mass has been achieved, the strategic commitment to develop biosciences in the Basque Country is now entering a second stage of consolidating and diversifying the Basque business fabric towards those technologies.

The Basque Country will therefore host the 6th BioSpain between 19 and 21 September. Over 25 countries and around 1,600 delegates have confirmed they will be attending the convention, which will be held at the BEC (Barakaldo) and will feature numerous activities for the sectors.


Vitoria-Gasteiz, 21 June 2012

 

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