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The PCB hosts the BioEuroLatina 2005 international biotechnology forum

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The PCB hosts the BioEuroLatina 2005 international biotechnology forum

From 6 to 8 April, the Antoni Caparrós Auditorium will host the forum, an international meeting, in cooperation with universities and research centres, that addresses biotech industrial development in Europe and Latin America. Organized by the Latin American Federation of Biotechnology (FELAEB) and the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB, Barcelona Science Park), the event will be a meeting point for scientists, technicians and representatives from the European and Latin American business sectors, with the aim to identify investment opportunities of bi-regional impact, to promote strategic agreements between enterprises and research centres and to stimulate constructive debate that will bring research closer to society at large.

The speakers in the forum will address issues such as the strengths and weaknesses of biotechnology in Europe and Latin America, both in the public and private sectors; intellectual and industrial property rights and their impact on technology transfer in Latin America, and biosafety and social acceptance of biotechnology. In addition, the new model of cooperation and strategic alliances between European and Latin American institutions and companies will be discussed and presentations will be made of examples of biotech cooperation in the following sectors: agroalimentary, crop and animal farming, environment and sustainable industry, and biotech applications in human and animal health.

BioEuroLatina 2005 will begin on Wednesday 6 April with an opening conference entitled «La historia de la alimentación entre Europa y Latinoamérica: los primeros intercambios biotecnológicos» by Ramón Clotet, secretary of the Triptolemos Foundation,; and will close on Friday 8 April at 13h with a presentation by the honorary president of the forum, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, who will read the «The Barcelona Declaration». This document addresses biotechnology as a focal point of economic, scientific and social development between Europe and Latin America. The event will also include the participation of the secretary of state for Universities and Research of the Ministry of Education and Science, Salvador Ordóñez; the minister of Univeristies, Research and the Information Society of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Regional Government of Catalonia), Carles Solà; the president of the FELAEB, Daniel Pagliano, and the director of the PCB, Màrius Rubiralta.