Brussels, Belgium – March 29, 2021 – EuropaBio today announced that Abolis, a fast-growing French biotech company specialized in enabling the biosynthesis of sustainable molecules for food & feed, cosmetics, flavours & fragrances, specialty chemicals and pharmaceuticals via advanced microbial strain engineering, has joined EuropaBio’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Programme as a sponsor.
With a mission to celebrate the most significant scientific and commercial advances in European biotechnology over the last 25 years, Europe’s leading life sciences industry association commenced its quarter century anniversary celebrations in March with the launch of a dedicated website at www.europabio25.org.
During 2021, EuropaBio, together with its members and partners, will nominate the most impactful cross-sector developments from the last 25 years and showcase how they have benefited society and the environment. The commemoration of 25 years of scientific advances will be amplified through webinars, interviews, and reviews discussing some of the key drivers of biotechnology innovation. The year’s programme of celebratory events will end in December with a gala evening in Brussels and the presenting of the 2021 SME Award from EuropaBio.
In joining the EuropaBio programme, Abolis will bring its synbio capabilities and its molecular biology, fermentation, robotics and analytics expertise to the celebrations. Abolis will lead the selection committee for industrial biotechnology nominations and also award the delegate-selected prize for best industrial biotech advance in the last 25 years at the EFIB conference in Vienna, in October.
Dr Claire Skentelbery, Director General of EuropaBio commented, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Abolis to our 25th Anniversary Celebrations. It is the perfect example of how Europe builds a competitive future across all sectors from biotechnology.
“Industrial biotechnology holds the key to a circular bioeconomy and sustainable competitive industry for Europe, which will strongly benefit citizens and producers. They will have access to more sustainably produced ingredients and products and it will be European industry producing the monce more” commented Abolis CEO Cyrille Pauthenier.
“EuropaBio’s 25th Anniversary is the ideal platform to showcase what biotechnology can deliver and how it will continue to grow”. Join in the EuropaBio anniversary celebrations for the whole of 2021 through our newsletter and visit the dedicated Anniversary website at www.europabio25.org.
Martina Cilia, Communcations & Events Coordinator