Media presence is a key part of making society aware of developments in biotechnology and its benefits. AseBio makes this platform available to members so they can share their press, alongside those the association posts regularly. If you are a journalist interested in learning more about the biotechnology sector, contact Agathe Cortes, our Head of


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  • The economic impact of the sector is growing, accounting for 0.9% of national GDP.
  • The industry attracts 180 million euros of private investment, 20% more than in 2020.
  • Productivity per employee is three times the national average and wages per employee almost double
  • Biotechnology is the industry with the highest intensity of investment in R&D and in the hiring of researchers.
  • Biotech companies increase their scientific production by 50%. 
Cambio climático · Agrifood · Industrial biotechnology
  • This 2022 Environment Week also falls under the framework of the European Climate Pact, for which AseBio is the national coordinator and has over 130 ambassadors
  • Over 100 biotechnology companies are looking for solutions to help the environment, such as cutting CO2 emissions, water treatment and improved crops
  • AseBio partners develop almost 200 products to improve the agrifood system and protect the planet in a context of great challenges.
  • In 2021, Spanish biotechnology companies attracted 14% of the private capital raised by the entire sector 
  • AseBio, in collaboration with Biocat, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council, will hold one of the most important international biotechnology meetings in southern Europe at the Fira de Barcelona.
  • The event is expected to bring together more than 1,500 professionals from over 850 organisations from more than 30 countries working in health, sustainable agri-food and climate change solutions in September 2023.
  • The BioRegion of Catalonia leads the Spanish biotech ecosystem in terms of number of biotech companies, turnover and attracting international investment.
Talento · Corporate
  • The ceremony to award these 6 prizes to Spanish biotechnology took place at AseBio Investor Day 2022, which brought together over 260 participants from all over Europe
  • Sanifit has received three awards, positioning itself as the biotech company of the year 2021
International · Financing
  • Private investment in the biotech industry up 20% from 2020.
  • The figures were announced at AseBio Investor Day 2022, which brought together over 50 investors from all over Europe and more than 260 participants

  • Over 53 biotech organisations are working on 170 solutions to the pandemic and 27% of them have already reached the market
  • Almost half of the lines of research are aimed at diagnosing the disease
Services · Talento
  • Women make up 58% of all R&D staff, but hold only 24.4% of executive positions in the biotech sector
Services · Talento
  • Over 80% of Spanish scientists abroad surveyed would like to return to Spain, but only 24% really know about the opportunities available.
  • Offering attractive career prospects and competitive financial incentives are the two biggest challenges for our country