Biotechnet is happy to present its 2nd annual Meet-Up on January 18, 2024 at the UniS Campus in Bern.

In the morning, Biotechnet's thematic platforms will present their progress and iniatives. In the afternoon, scientific keynote speakers and an industry panel will provide insights on this year's theme, Sustainability in Biotech.

We invite industrial and environmental biotechs to connect with researchers from universities of applied sciences, basic universities and other research organizations. Also welcome are public and private researchers from the biopharma and medtech sectors looking to reduce their plastic and carbon footprint in the lab.

We will address topics such as:

  • Biocatalysis
  • Bioresources
  • Bioenergy
  • Bioremediation
  • Circular economy
  • Biodegradable lab wares and resterilisation
  • Reusable materials and processes in biomanufacturing
  • Tackling plastic waste in diagnostics
  • Continuing education in sustainable biotech

Cost: The event is free and registration is required.

Location: Uni S campus in Bern, conveniently located next to the train station.

Preliminary Agenda

9.00 Welcome - Laura Suter-Dick, President, Biotechnet

Biotechnet Platform updates, including work on sustainability

9.15   Tissue Engineering for Drug Development – Challenges in labwares
9.30   In Vitro Diagnostics – Tackling plastic waste
9.45   Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
10.00  Data science – Data for sustainability

10.15 Coffee break

10.45   Bioresource technologies – BioRemid event, EU projects
11.00   HES-SO, ZHAW and FHNW bioeconomy projects
11.15   Biocatalysis – CCBIO event and projects
11.30   Biomanufacturing – Higher yields and materials resuse
11.45   Antibiotics – Responsible use, presence in wastewater, outcomes of India AMR summit
12.00   Training – Palermo Summer School, continuing ed in sustainability

12.15 Lunch

Keynote Talks

13.30   ETH Zürich Green Labs Initiative. Sebastian Kahlert, Sustainability Manager, ETH Zürich
14.00   tba

Panel Discussion

14.30   Three Industry leaders discuss sustainability philosophies and initiatives in their organization

Melanie Ottinger, Sustainability of ingle-Use Systems, DECHEMA and VTU

15.30   IP Outlook / Technology landscape for sustainable biotech - Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

16.00   Apéro and networking


  • January 18, 2024 @ 9:00 am
  • 3012 Bern
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