20 June 2018 / Berlin, Germany


The event agenda's time zone is CEST.

20 Jun 2018
08:15 – 13:00
BIONNALE Science & Sights Tour

Get in touch with the life sciences in the German Capital Region and see the city during your stay! This year, the tour will take you to Berlin-Buch, one of the most forward thinking biomedical hubs in Germany. (For delegates from outside HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg only).

For more questions please contact Mr. Ingo Starke via ingo.starke@berlin-partner.de

13:30 – 15:30
Biotech / Pharma Session

Future Technologies in Biotech & Pharma 


Pharmaceutical development in the 21st century: Bringing digital technologies to the core
Dr. Philip Böhme, Research & Development Clinical Sciences, Bayer AG

Going forward – the need for new technologies in regenerative medicine
Dr. Christoph Feest, Head of Science Management, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies BCRT

Quality aspects of a cell-based therapy for cartilage repair
Dr. Giulietta Roël, CO.DON AG

Next generation T cell therapy for cancer patients
Dr. Felix Lorenz, Captain T Cell & Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC Berlin)

CRISPR based Gene Editing
Dr. Peter Nell, VP, Head Strategy & Business Development, Casebia Therapeutics

Cooperation track
13:30 – 18:00
Cooperation track

The BIONNALE "Cooperation Track" offers you the opportunity to present your company or project to potential partners in a short pitch. If you are looking for partners then apply with a short profile to Mr. Volker Erb via volker.erb@berlin-partner.de

13:30 – 15:30
Digital Health Session

IT Security: new tools and technologies to deal with data and device security

Moderator: Uwe Porwollik, CEO, eHealth.Business GmbH

Regulatory Affairs
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Data Security in Pharma - Blockchain in clinical trials
Simon Schwerin , Co-Founder, medixain 

Data Security in Hospitals - Applied Interoperability in hospitals
Torsten Frank, CEO at medisite GmbH, and Dr. Joseph Walenta, German Heart Center Berlin

Device Security - Protecting pacemakers
Thomas Dörr, Vice President Development Electronic Implants, BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG  

13:30 – 14:30
Matchmaking Session #1
14:30 – 15:30
Matchmaking Session #2
15:30 – 16:30
Matchmaking Session #3
16:00 – 18:00
Biobased Industries Session

New projects and promising technologies - How will biotechnology transform bioeconomy from a vision to a reality?

Welcome address & Introductory remarks
Nina Parzych, Genius GmbH


Prof. Christine Lang, Organobalance GmbH und Vorsitzende des Bioökonomierats

Value chain and bioprocesses for biopolymers
Dr. Joachim Venus, ATB Potsdam-Bornim

Biofuels from whey
Richard Görlitz, ARGUS Umweltbiotechnologie GmbH

Production of high value microalgae in urban areas
Gunnar Mühlstädt, MINT Engineering GmbH

Bio-Textiles. Inspired by Nature. Created by Nature
Renana Krebs, Algalife Cleantech Innovations

Closing remarks 
Nina Parzych, Genius GmbH

16:00 – 18:00
Medtech Session

New Regulatory Affairs in Medtech and Diagnostics

Moderator: Jana Ehrhardt-Joswig, Managing Editor, VDI TZ

MDR and IVDR – The countdown has started
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. iur. Christian Dierks, CEO, Dierks+Company 

Notified Bodies – what you should note 

Dr. Christian Zietsch, Expert, mdc medical device certification GmbH

Efficient project management – The first step towards the success 
Astrid Schulze, Senior Adviser QM & Regulatory Affairs, Johner Institut GmbH

Implementation in practise at Berlin Heart GmbH
Hendrik Heinze, Director Quality and Regulatory Affairs, Berlin Heart GmbH

16:30 – 17:30
Matchmaking Session #4
17:30 – 18:30
Matchmaking Session #5
18:30 – 22:00
Evening reception with Industry Keynote and Speed Lecture Award

Speed Lectures
Scientists present their work in a battle for “The Best Science Pitch”

From drugs for patients to solutions for patients: The 4D principle
Prof. Dr. Jochen Maas, Head R&D Germany, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH

Speed Lecture Award Ceremony
The winner of the audience voting will be announced.

Closing Remarks
Dr. Kai Bindseil, Cluster Manager HealthCapital Berlin-Brandenburg

Get-together and Networking