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First Investment of Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund

June 27, 2017

The Bayer Trendlines Ag Innovation Fund announced it will establish IBI-Ag, a company involved in the crop protection arena. The company’s goal is to discover and develop a novel, environmentally friendly pest management platform.

Bayer and the Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences team up to enhance crop yields

June 16, 2017

Bayer has entered into a two-year research agreement with the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The aim of the agreement is to improve wheat yields.

License agreement with Yara

February 20, 2017

Bayer and Yara International ASA (Yara) have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers worldwide with digital farming tools that help increase farm productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Bayer and Biosystems

December 21, 2016

Bayer has entered into an agreement with Leica Biosystems to collaborate on the development of companion diagnostic tests based on tissue samples using RNAscope® (a multiplex nucleic acid hybridization technology) and immunohistochemistry for cancer patients.

New sensors for insect monitoring

December 05, 2016

Bayer and FaunaPhotonics cooperate to develop new sensor solutions for improved monitoring of agricultural insect pests as well as non-target insects including beneficials. Efficient pest control which spares beneficials and pollinators is one of the biggest challenges facing farmers worldwide.



Boston, MA, USA

BioPharm America

BioPharm America™ is where biotech industry partnerships get started. Meet face-to-face with biotech and pharma executives from around the world to identify and enter strategic relationships. Equipped with partneringONE®, the world’s leading web-based partnering system for the life science industry, BioPharm America is the only event in North America based on the same reputable formula as EBD Group’s acclaimed European events BIO-Europe®

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Heidelberg, Germany

European Business Development Conference

This European conference provides an exclusive platform to learn, network and discuss collaboration opportunities. The conference aims to gather a selected group of 100 business development executives from international pharmaceutical corporations and European biotech companies, with representatives from private equity and venture capital companies. The program offers various opportunities for business networking, company presentations and panel discussions.

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Yokohama, Japan

BIO Japan

BIO Japan has played an important role in facilitating interaction between Japanese and global companies/ organizations and stimulating new business opportunities. The Japanese and global biotechnology industry’s top business development and licensing professionals, alliance management professionals, R&D personnel and biotech company executives will gather for the 19th BIO Japan.

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Osaka, Japan

World Ophthalmology Congress

2nd World Ophthalmology Conference brings together a unique and international mix of large and medium pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic companies, leading universities and clinical research institutions making the conference a perfect platform to share experience, foster collaborations across industry and academia, and evaluate emerging technologies across the globe.

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Berlin, Germany

BIO-Europe Conference

BIO-Europe® is Europe's largest partnering conference serving the global biotechnology industry. The conference annually attracts leading dealmakers from biotech, pharma and finance along with the most exciting emerging companies. Produced with the support of BIO, it is regarded as a “must attend” event for the biotech industry. Featuring EBD Group’s sophisticated, web-based partnering system, partneringONE®, the event enables delegates to efficiently identify, meet and get partnerships started with companies across the life science value chain."

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ESMO Asia 2017 will keep oncology professionals in the Asia-Pacific region up to date with the fast pace of oncology science and education, and provide important networking opportunities with international peers. The congress programme will offer state of the art oncology education covering all major tumour types. We invite you to save the date for ESMO Asia 2017!

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Atlanta, CA, USA

ASH (American Society of Hematology)

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) invites you to San Diego, California, for its 58th annual meeting. The ASH Annual meeting is the world’s premier event in malignant and non-malignant hematology. The meeting provides an invaluable educational experience and an opportunity to review thousands of scientific abstracts highlighting updates in the hottest topics in hematology.

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