BioRiver is the industry association for the biotechnology and life sciences sectors in the Rhineland metropolitan region. Leading firms, such as Bayer, Qiagen, Grünenthal and Lonza Cologne, engage as member of the board and in the membership base together with young and midsize companies, as well as universities, business development agencies, technology centers and investors such as NRW.BANK and experienced business angel. Chairman is Dr. Boris Stoffel, CEO of Miltenyi Biotec B.V. & Co. KG.
Our members can make use of working groups and regular network meetings under the direction and with the participation of the board. The exchange of knowhow and experience is important to us. Since the start of BioRiver we have been engaged in lobbying at the state level. The start-up competition BioRiver Boost! is our central project for promoting start-ups and young entrepreneurs.
Our member companies develop products and technologies for biotechnological research, biochemistry, chemistry and medicine and are active as suppliers for biotechnological and pharmaceutical production.