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BIO Africa hosts ongoing events in partnership with our stakeholders throughout the year, culminating with the annual BIO Africa Convention. Browse through the page to stay updated with these events.
BIO AFRICA CONVENTION
2023 MEDIA LAUNCH
The 6th annual BIO Africa Convention has been launched as food security, sustainability and biotech innovation is set to take centre stage. The theme for the BIO Africa Convention 2023 is Re-Imagining Biotechnology Innovation for Africa’s Development and Security.
"Bioinnovator Business Basics” is a 4-part webinar series for scientists and early-stage entrepreneurs in the life sciences and healthcare industry. Part 1 of the series is an Introductory Fireside Chat discussing the importance of healthcare and life science innovation in Africa at this moment in time. Parts 2-4 are specifically designed to introduce scientists and healthcare innovators based in Africa to the business basics they need to turn their innovation into a viable business by exploring the basic building blocks of a pitch deck.
Bioinnovator Business Basics
Amgen and AfricaBio host a Diversity in Clinical Trials Webinar Series creating awareness of clinical trial diversity. Africa contributes to less than 2% of the total number of clinical trials. The African continent makes up over 17% of the global population. This continent has a diverse population, and it bears the greatest burden of diseases in the world. Therefore, the African continent can provide many of the conditions (diseases) optimal for carrying out clinical trials. Genetic analyses have shown that ethnic groups show variable results to different treatments, so it is vital to carry out clinical trials in Africa. Inclusion of diverse participants in clinical trials will lead to more robust and complete data that broadens the understanding of racial and ethnic differences in treatment responses.
Diversity In Clinical Trials
The African biotech landscape has been steadily growing, with significant potential for innovation and impact. There is a need to address the unique challenges and opportunities specific to the African context and seek to find a balance between vision and pragmatism in the maturing African biotech industry. To understand the needs and preferences of African biotech leaders, BIO Africa in partnership with Dr. Adrienne Leussa, has created this platform, Dialogue for African Biotech Leaders. On this Group there will be information articles posted; webinar session with leading scientists and professors; video and podcast conversations; and most importantly open and free discussions amongst Biotechnology Leaders. The Dialogue will aim to establish a pan-African network, gain insights into their challenges and strengths, and promote the African Biotech landscape within and beyond Africa. The dialogues will provide an environment for African Biotech Leaders to build relationships, exchange insights, and explore ideas for advancing the biotech sector in Africa.
Dialogue with African Biotech Leaders