The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. This momentous occasion triggered crucial discoveries and deeper knowledge on genes, proteins, viruses, bacteria and stem cells.
It opened the door to a better understanding of the world we live in both for scientists and for society. Biotech entrepreneurs were able to translate this knowledge into applications for many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, food, energy, water sanitation and biochemical processing, all of which have changed the world for the better.
Biotech associations are key in helping to maximize the potential of biotechnology. In Europe, the National Associations Council, hosted by EuropaBio, represents 20 national biotech associations that together represent over 1,800 small- and medium-sized biotech companies and organisations.
Organisations and companies that wish to participate in the European Biotech Week, can sign up their event online. See the website for details.