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, bio.be/essenscia 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 bio.be/essenscia 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.
bio.be/essenscia 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 Pharma.be. It has also access to the expertise of its extensive network of partners. bio.be/essenscia 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.