On May 11, 2022, Mark Lesselroth, president of BioPortUSA participated in a matchmaking session organized by Bionnale. The organizers of this event decided to offer a hybrid version where one day all meetings would take place virtually, and the next people could attend in person for meetings and presentations. The matchmaking day was virtual since many participants were from outside of Berlin, Germany. This enabled us to have several meetings with many different interested parties from all over the world. The outlook to collaborate with some of these medtech companies in the near future, looks promising.
BIONNALE is the biggest networking event for life sciences and healthcare industries in the German capital region. Representatives from academia and industry attend the annual life sciences event in Berlin to identify, engage and start strategic relationships. The networking character is one strength of BIONNALE with more than 1000 attendees from over 50 countries in 2021.