Standards for Biotech

Participate to assure Belgium's leading position in biotechnology at the & NBN event

'Standards for Biotech'

Thursday 4 October (12:30-15:30) in Brussels


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.

Programme of the day

12:30 - 13:00

Welcome with sandwich lunch

13:00 - 13:15

Opening by & NBN

Katrien Lorré, Programme Manager at
Ellen Bartholomeeusen, Communication & Marketing Manager at NBN
13:15 - 14:00

What are standards? What is standardisation?

Maureen Gillet, Business Developer at NBN
14:00 - 14:15

Expert testimonial 1

Sylvie Meekers, Life Sciences Advisor at

14:15 - 14:30

Expert testimonial 2

Laurent Dollé, Managing Director at Biothèque Wallonie Bruxelles

14:30 - 14:45

The added value of standards for the biotechnology sector

 Dominiek Rossillion, Pharmaceutical consultant and Competence center lead at QbD (Quality by Design)

14:45 - 15:25

Debate about “standards for biotech"

Moderated by: Annie van Broekhoven, Managing Director at CreaBioSupport BVBA

15:25 - 15:30


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

Coffee/tea and networking


When and where?

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018

Time: 12:30-15:30 hrs

Location: 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.



  • Kristof Willems - NBN:
    via email or call +32 2 300 78 68
  • Katrien Lorré -
    via email or call +32 476 33 70 21