BIO.BE is the Belgian federation of companies active in life sciences and biotechnologies. It is part of essenscia, the Belgian federation for chemistry and life sciences industries.

In its advocacy role, represents the interests of its members as regards to legislation and standards at various policy levels (Belgium, EU, OECD).
In its communication role, the federation promotes the excellence of its members to deliver innovative products, services and technologies for a better life for today and for the future.

The mission of is to foster a supportive environment and a stable legal framework in line with the trend for innovation, an essential factor for:
  • the economic sustainability and employment growth in the sector;
  • the capability of this sector to answer major societal challenges. can rely on synergies within the essenscia group, including with the regional branches essenscia wallonia, essenscia brussels and essenscia vlaanderen as well as with the products’ sectors such as It has also access to the expertise of its extensive network of partners. is, for example, the Belgian national association contact point for EuropaBio, the European association for bioindustries, and is also member of ICBA, the International Council of Biotechnology Associations jointly created by BIO and EuropaBio.

Join us at the Belgian session on immuno-oncology @BIO San DIEGO 2017 (June 19)

On June the 19th, in partnership with BioWin, FlandersBio and LifeTech Brussels will again organize a Belgian seminar satellite at the BIO Convention (San Diego, June 19-22).
This year, it will focus on the “US-Belgian collaborations in immuno-oncology”. The session will show promising partnerships in the field between AbbVie and Argenx, Pfizer and iTeos Therapeutics, Celyad and the Moffit Cancer Center. PDC Line Pharma is also part of the programme as the presentation of a study on immune-oncology treatments in development in Belgium by BioVox.

Full programme and registration form are available here
(access is free but registration is mandatory).
Join us if you can as from 8:30 on June 19th in the Westgate Hotel San Diego. The seminar will end  up at 12:00 with a networking lunch. will be part of the (large) Belgian delegation at BIO; about 70 companies and organizations will be present with more than 100 Belgian participants. Meet us at the Belgian Pavilion (Booth #2111).

Board members

Name    Company
Tineke Van hooland ABBVIE (Chair)
Dirk Carrez Cleverconsult
Marleen Hoebus Amgen
Xavier Hormachea UCB
Elke Janssen NautaDutilh
Patrick Jeanmart Celyad
Luc Kupers Genzyme
Pascal Lizin GSK
Marc Martens Bird & Bird
Patrick Rüdelsheim Perseus
Annie Van Broekhoven Q Biologicals
Bert Van Loo Genencor/Dupont