Biotechnica 2010 will be focused on biotechnology applications in medicine, pharmaceuticals, food, agriculture, manufacturing, environmental protection, laboratory, bio-engineering and services.
The show, which will take place in Hannover from 5 to 7 October, comprises an exhibition, conferences, partnering event, careers platform and the Biotechnica Award.
The 5th World Congress for Preventive and Regenerative Medicine (WRCM) is being staged at Biotechnica for the first time in 2010.
More than 800 scientists and clinical experts from all over the world will be discussing new possibilities for treating hitherto incurable or intractable diseases using regenerative therapies.
The topics covered range from tissue engineering and the use of regenerative medicine in hospitals to anti-ageing medicine and stem-cell research.
On a related theme, the international congress Bone-tec looks at the regeneration of bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments using techniques developed by biotechnology.
The four-day congress runs from 7 to 10 October and is expected to attract more than 300 scientists.
Biotechnica is teaming up with the US Cambridge Healthtech Institute (CHI) to present the first conference and exhibition 'Molecular Diagnostics Europe'.
The event will focus on new methods in molecular diagnostics, ranging from the science lab to clinical application, notably in the study and treatment of cancer and infectious diseases.
The previous focus topic Bio-IT gets extended coverage this year, with a lecture programme and a dedicated exhibition on applied methods in bio-informatics.
The second Bio-IT World Europe conference documents the central role played by Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms in bio-research and explains how IT tools can be used for data-analysis purposes.
It also examines licensing and copyrighting issues surrounding software.
Other items on the agenda include data integration and knowledge management aimed at improving business productivity.
The second PEGS Europe conference and exhibition affords an overview of the latest findings, techniques and strategies for the expression and purification of proteins, and the development of antibodies.
On the first day of the show, Biotechnica is hosting a symposium that addresses the marketing of food in the future, new food-processing technologies and the latest developments in food legislation.
Molecular food analytics, stem cells, bio-banks and forensics are the principal themes of the applications forum Life Science Spotlight.
This is organised by the Life Science Research (LSR) group of companies within the German Diagnostics Industry Association.
Manufacturers of instruments and reagents will be giving daily lecture-style presentations from 12 to 2pm.
The Biotechnica Partnering event, organised in conjunction with EBD Group, enables firms to gain access to new business sectors and suitable commercial partners.
Start-up companies will have an opportunity to make their pitch to potential investors and learn about financing trends at the second Bio at Venture Conference.
The Biotechnology Project Forum is aimed at promoting technology transfer between the scientific community and industry.
Here more than 120 scientists will be telling visitors about their research programmes funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
The Innovation Forum incorporated into the exhibition is aimed particularly at young entrepreneurs and gives them an opportunity to present themselves and their products to a national and international audience.
The Jobvector careers platform offers information about career opportunities in the life sciences and will be of interest to students, PhD candidates, career entrants and industry experts.
Firms with suitable vacancies will be conducting job interviews at the show.
Deutsche Messe and its partner organisations will be presenting the European Biotechnica Award for the eighth time at this year's show.