Biotech Forum, Copenhagen 2004 – Report
The 2004 Biotech Forum, organised this year by a collaboration between the Medicon Valley Academy, Scanlab and Stockholm International Fairs was hosted by the Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. The forum was composed of a biotech trade fair, with over 800 exhibitors and Science conference, as well as a business summit. Over the 3 days of the conference some 8000 delagates visited the centre, not only to visit the company stands, but also to listen to presentations from international science and business leaders.
The Scientific Conference was notable for its interdisciplinery nature, with a diverse range of subjects being discussed. The Conference was opened by the UK Science and Technology minister, Lord Sainsbury of Turville. He commented on the bright future for European Biotech and suggested that the previous down turn in the sector was now over. The conference included sessions on stem cells, infectious epidemics, medical devices and nanobiotechnology.
ScanBalt was present through both its members and a presentation, at the poster session. The presence of the ScanBalt logo on its members stands at the conference was a strong demonstration of its increasing importance in European Biotech as a heaver and instrument for the regional networks, the members of ScanBalt.
Medicon Valley Academy is a member of ScanBalt.
Read more about the Biotech Forum 2004 at www.mva.org