DUBLIN – The dateline says it all. Everyone and anyone with an interest in European biotechnology were due to assemble in Munich this week, the German biotech hub which was originally chosen to host Bio-Europe Fall 2020. Given the rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the globe in recent months, that was never going to happen.
HAMBURG, Germany Like any other sector, biotechnology has to engage with the wider political and economic environment it inhabits, as well as deal with the issues that are specific to it. A BIO-Europe panel discussion on transformative deals in 2019 concluded with a slightly nervous look ahead to what is increasingly looking like an uncertain macroeconomic situation.