Day 1 // October 17, 2017*


09:00 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:30

PANEL 1 // Diagnostic, Analytic and Precision Medicine (supported by State Development Corporation of Thuringia)

On-site Diagnostics, Infection Research, Sample Preparation, Individualized Therapy, Theragnostics, Companion Diagnostics, Nanoparticles, Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapies


11:30 - 12:00
Short-Presentations (Pitches)

12:00 - 13:00
Partnering + Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

PANEL 2 // Digital Medical Technologies 

KEYNOTE: "Cognitive Computing with Watson"

IBM Deutschland GmbH // Ralf Bucksch (Business Unit Executive)

E-Health, Mobile Health, Ambient Assisted Living, Health Apps, Telemedicine, Smart Implants, Sensors and Actuators, Data Processing, Medical Informatics


14:30 - 15:00

Partnering  + Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30

PANEL 3 // Biomarkers and POC-Technologies (supported by Leibniz Health Technologies)

KEYNOTE: Biotype Diagnostic GmbH // Dr. Joeri Kint (Manager Business Development)

Biomarkers, Regenerative Medicine, Point-of-Care Technologies, Miniaturisation, Validation of Biomarkers, Hardware, Oncology, Immune Research, Mikrofluidics, Multimodal Measurements, Host Response

16:30 - 17:00
Partnering  + Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:30
Guided City Tour

19:00 - 23:00

Conference Party with. Live-Musik

Presentation of the Technology-Transfer-Trophy (T³)


 * subject to modifications

Day 2 // October 18, 2017*


08:30 - 09:00


09:00 - 10:00

Panel Discussion

Is Central Germany a suitable business location for life sciences?


  • TechnologieContor //
    Dr. Merle Arnika Fuchs (CEO)
  • bm|t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen gmbh //
    Katrin Uschmann (Investment Manager Life Sciences)
  • XotonicsMED GmbH //
    Dipl.- Ing. Uwe Seidel (CEO) 
  • KPMG AG // Antje Strom (Branch Manager)
10:00 - 10:30

Industrial Cooperation Offers (supported by Alere Technologies)

  • Alere Technologies GmbH
  • medways e.V. // Dr. Eike Dazert
10:30 - 11:00

Partnering  + Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30

PANEL 4 // Optics and Photonics in Life Sciences

KEYNOTE:  Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

Imaging Techniques, Spectroscopy, Microscopy, Diagnosis of Pathogens and Resistances, Optical Diagnostics, Sensors


12:30 - 13:30
Partnering + Lunch

13:30 - 15:00

PANEL 5 // Biomaterials and Plasma Medicine (supported by Leibniz Health Technologies)

Bioactive and Functional Interfaces, Biocompatible Materials, Wound Care, Decontamination, Implants, Bone Replacement Materials, Structuring, Manufacturing Processes, Cold Plasmas


15:00 - 15:15


 * subject to modifications

CALL4ABSTRACTS open now until August 31, 2017!

Would you like an opportunity to present your applied research projects in biotech and medical technology? Or are you seeking partners for collaboration? Don’t hide your ideas behind laboratory doors or leave your project proposals lying around in a drawer! Seek and find partners at bionection 2017 – and expand your network!

Come to Volksbad in Jena on October 17 and 18 for this two-day partnering conference focusing on biotech and medical technology.

Abstracts for bionection 2017 can be submitted immediately. The deadline for abstracts is August 31, 2017. But don’t delay – for the first five abstracts to be accepted will qualify for free attendance!


>> Abstract submission and online registration <<


Day 1) October 17, 2017

Panel 1 // Diagnostics, Analytics, Precision Medicine

Panel 2 // Digital Medical Technology

Panel 3 // Biomarkers and Point-of-Care Technologies


Tag 2) October 18, 2017

Panel 4 // Optics and Photonics in Life Sciences

Panel 5 // Biomaterials and Plasma Medicine


The regional organizer of bionection 2017 is InfectoGnostics Research Campus Jena.


Together with our colleagues from InfectoGnostics, we look forward to welcoming you to bionection 2017 in Jena!


Don’t forget that knowledge is the only resource that grows when you share it – so please spread the word about bionection! Thank you very much.

See you at bionection 2017 at Volksbad Jena!


The bionection team



Content matters:
Dr. Madlen Schiller (Head of the Scientific Program Committee)
Email: // Tel: +49 (0)351 796 5602

Organizational matters and sponsoring enquiries:
Ms. Karolin Beier (Project Manager)
Email: // Tel: +49 (0)351 796 5106



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Guidelines for abstracts

  • The presenting author must ensure that all co-authors have read the abstract and agree to co-authorship
  • Abstracts should be written in English. Your presentation may be held in German or English.
  • Incomplete submissions cannot be considered.
  • The same topic cannot be included in multiple abstracts by the same research group.
  • If you wish to amend or withdraw an abstract, please get in touch with us ( as soon as possible.


Abstracts should include the project’s aims and possibilities for commercial implementation. The following information is mandatory:

  • Project name
  • Contact details
  • Contact partner
  • Main author, speaker (please indicate), research team
  • Research center/institution
  • Project description (no more than 2,500 characters including spaces)
  • Problem
  • Proposed solution
  • Methods
  • Technology transfer (target group, competition, partners, markets, financing)


To formally submit your abstract, you must complete the online registration form.

Whether abstracts are accepted will be decided solely by the Scientific Program Committee. The acceptance of an abstract entails the binding registration of the main author or speaker for the congress. Only one speaker is permitted per abstract. Additional authors are requested to sign up separately.

Please let us know in advance if you do not want to hold a pitch presentation by using the message box during registration.

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Book and on the bionection website.

Authors are responsible for clarifying any third-party copyright issues regarding the content of their abstracts and must ensure that no data, illustrations, tables, etc. are subject to any third-party rights precluding publication.