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30.10.2015 13:46

PTS Hosts 3rd International Biotechnology Symposium

33 Andalusian companies and 22 foreign businesses from 13 different countries attended the 3rd International Biotechnology Symposium at the Granada Health Science Technological Park (PTS) this week. The event was organised by Andalusia's Regional Ministry of Finance and Knowledge through the Andalusian International Promotion Agency (Extenda) in collaboration with Andalusia Bioregion, the Andalusian Association of Biotechnology Companies (Bio Andalucía), the PTS Foundation and the BIC Granada Business Centre.

Attendees during their visit to GENyO.

The aim of the 3rd International Biotechnology Symposium was for attendees to identify international business and scientific collaboration opportunities offered by the markets selected, which included Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Morocco, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United States and the Republic of Zimbabwe.

Events at the symposium included presentations on matters related to the biotechnology sector, individual business meetings between companies, and tours of sector companies and institutions based in Andalusia. 

The symposium's international attendees, from 22 companies based in 13 different countries, included representatives from importers, distributors, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, public healthcare administrative bodies, research centres, biotechnology companies and laboratories. Before the work sessions got under way, attendees visited the Genomics and Oncology Research Centre (GENyO) followed by the MEDINA Foundation, where research into innovative medicines is carried out.

Speakers at the symposium's opening session included Extenda representative Vanessa Bernad and the provincial delegate of Andalusia's Regional Ministry of Finance, Innovation, Science and Employment, Juan José Martín Arcos. Both speakers highlighted the current growth of the biotechnology sector in Andalusia.