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Improve Belgium's pioneering position through standardisation.


Biotechnology is a frontier for innovation and one of the key enabling technological fields of the 21st century. While our understanding of biological systems grows, we are making tremendous advancements in the application of science and technology to living organisms in a variety of fields. In this constantly evolving environment, biotechnology experts worldwide are joining forces. Their goal? To generate a framework for the more efficient use of the vast number of new technologies being developed.

To do this, a large panel of stakeholders gathers around the table. Currently, more than 20 international ISO standards are under development, setting best practices for the biotechnology sector.

The Belgian biotech industry is a pioneer in its field. The ongoing evolution of the sector has led to the creation of several biotechnology clusters in Belgium, making it a centre for the development of new standards.


Biotechnology standards help to:

  • Ensure technological advancements in the field of biotechnology processes;
  • Open up new markets for game-changing biotechnological innovations;
  • Help organisations enhance their national and international competitiveness.



Welcome with sandwich lunch


Welcome by & NBN

Katrien Lorré, Programme Manager at
Ellen Bartholomeeusen, Communication & Marketing Manager at NBN


What are standards? What is standardisation?

Ellen Bartholomeeusen, Communication & Marketing Manager at NBN
Maureen Gillet, Business Developer at NBN


Expert testimonial

Sylvie Meekers, Life Sciences Advisor at


Expert testimonial

Laurent Dollé, Managing Director at Biothèque Wallonie Bruxelles


The added value of standards for the biotechnology sector

Dominiek Rossillon, Pharmaceutical consultant at QbD (Quality by Design)


Debate about “standards for biotech”

Moderated by Dr Annie Van Broekhoven, CreaBioSupport



Ellen Bartholomeeusen, Communication & Marketing Manager at NBN


Coffee/tea and networking

Event Details


Thursday, October 4, 2018 (12:30 h - 15:30 h)


NBN Offices, Jozef II-straat 40, 1000 Brussels


Participation to the event is free of charge. For no-shows we have to charge €40 administration and reservation costs. Cancellation is possible until Monday 1 October.



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Katrien Lorré

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