Belgian biotech and biopharma: economic recovery, the right moment to firmly anchor tomorrow’s bioproduction in our country
Since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, the strong Belgian biotech and biopharmaceutical sector has played a key role in the global fight against this pandemic. Let’s count on this mature industry to help the country's economic recovery. Companies in the sector have already invested 5.5 billion in production facilities over the past 10 years. Let's provide the right conditions for them to further develop their biomanufacturing capabilities, becoming sustainable and digitalized industries of the future, able to find the scientific and technical talent needed for their development. These were the key messages at the annual event of the Belgian life sciences and biotechnology federation bio.be/essenscia, where one of the speakers was Thomas Dermine, Secretary of State for Recovery and Strategic Investments, responsible for Science Policy.