About VBU

Who we are

The VBU Association of German Biotechnology Companies connects companies and institutions active in biotechnology and related industries. Our members are active in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, bioinformatics, diagnostics, medical devices and laboratory technology.
and laboratory technology. VBU is a platform for cooperation, communication and information.
Founded in 1996, the VBU was the first organisation for biotechnology companies in Germany. It is part of the DECHEMA-BioTechNet. VBU members are therefore automatically members of DECHEMA


DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. brings together experts from different disciplines, institutions and generations to promote scientific exchange in chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. DECHEMA looks for new technological trends, evaluates them and accompanies the implementation of research results in technical applications. More than 5,800 engineers, scientists, students, companies and institutions belong to the non-profit association. Together with DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH, DECHEMA is the organiser of ACHEMA.

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Activities und goals

  • VBU represents companies and institutions from the various fields of biotechnology and related areas.
  • VBU forms a cross-thematic network.
  • VBU brings together the various players in the life science sector, at events, in our women managers network or through the opportunity to get involved in DECHEMA's expert groups.
  • VBU promotes the transfer of research into marketable products and services..
  • VBU supports its members in finding cooperation partners in all areas of the life sciences, both nationally and internationally.
  • VBU provides information on current topics in online seminars, on the website, via various media channels or in personal discussions.
  • VBU members can present themselves in our online seminars or at other events.
  • VBU works closely with national and international organisations in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and knowledge and technology transfer.
  • Last but not least - an important focus of DECHEMA and VBU is research promotion, project initiation and project coordination.

Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please do not hesitate to contact the VBU office.