More than 660 exhibitors have submitted applications to participate in the Analytica 2010 international trade fair for laboratory technology.
Discussions and presentations at the conference will focus on industrial biotechnology and personalised medicine.
Exhibitors include Becton Dickinson, Eppendorf, Fisher Scientific, Merck, Gilson International, GE Healthcare, Miele, Millipore, Olympus Deutschland, Roche, Shimadzu Deutschland, Thermo Scientific, Varian, Waters and Waldner Laboreinrichtungen.
The scientific dialogue at the conference is organised by Forum Analytik, which consists of the German Chemical Society (GDCh), the Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the German Association for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (DGKL).
The programme of related events includes the Finance Day, which revolves around funding and financing opportunities for new companies, and the Job Day, which brings companies together with potential employees.
The Biotech Forum revolves around best-practice examples and future-oriented topics such as industrial biotechnology and personalised health care (PHC).
The Analytica Research Award, established by Roche and the GBM, will be presented to young scientists who conduct research in Germany.