Bio.Be represents the interests of its members as regards legislation and standards at various policy levels (Belgium, EU, OECD).
Its mission is to create a stable legal framework in line with the trend for innovation, an essential factor for the economic sustainability and growth of employment in this sector.
To this end, Bio.Be keeps a close eye on:
- policy in Belgium and organises consultation with the policymakers*;
- European policy, as the national association contact point (NAC) of EuropaBio - the European biotechnology federation;
- consultation on biotechnology within the OECD,
Bio.Be can rely on the synergy within the essenscia group (product groups and pharma.be) and has access to the available expertise via the SME bureau; the patent unit, Invest in
biopharma, REACH, FISCH, BIOCHEM and CINBIOS projects and the extensive network of partners (VBO, VOKA, UWE, BECI, CEFIC, Business Europe).
* Bio.be is also part of the high-level group essenscia/federal government and R&D biopharma platform/federal government