EuropaBio celebrates 25 years of biotech innovation with 2021 Anniversary Programme

Brussels, Belgium – April 5, 2021, EuropaBio, Europe’s leading life sciences industry association, kicks off 2021 celebrations to mark its foundation a quarter of a century ago. The anniversary has the mission to celebrate the most significant scientific and commercial advances in European biotechnology for each of the last 25 years.

During the year, EuropaBio, together with its members and partners, will nominate the most impactful cross-sector developments and showcase how they have impacted society and the environment. The 25 years of scientific advances will be amplified through webinars, interviews and reviews discussing some of the key drivers of biotechnology. The year will end with a gala evening in Brussels and presentation of the 2021 SME Award from EuropaBio.

A dedicated website at will host the showcased scientific and business breakthroughs for biotechnology, nominated by members, and will house all activities to be shared with the biotech community.

Dr Claire Skentelbery, Director General of EuropaBio, commented “2021 is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the immense scientific and societal advances through biotechnology since 1996. This year, of all years, shows the vital role that biotech plays in a healthy society, while the Green Deal brings biotech to the heart of the drive towards a sustainable planet”.

Follow the EuropaBio anniversary celebrations for the whole of 2021 through our weekly newsletter and visit the dedicated anniversary website at

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