The Vereinigung Deutscher Biotechnologie-Unternehmen (Association of German Biotechnology Companies) is a union of companies and institutions involved in biotechnology and related sectors. Our members come from the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceutical technology, bioinformatics, diagnostics, medical devices and laboratory technology. VBU is a platform for cooperation, communication and information.
Founded in 1996, VBU was the first organisation for biotechnology companies in Germany and is integrated in the Biotechnology Section of DECHEMA. VBU members are automatically members of DECHEMA.
DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) brings experts from various disciplines, institutions and generations together, thus promoting scientific exchange in chemical engineering, process engineering and biotechnology. DECHEMA seeks out and evaluates new technological trends and provides support for translating research results into industrial applications. Over 5,800 engineers, scientists, students, companies and institutions are members of this non-profit professional society. Together with DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH, it is the organiser of ACHEMA.