Promotion of science and research
Biotest actively participates in the education of future scientists. For mandatory internships, bachelor, master and doctoral theses carried out in the company, there are cooperations with universities and colleges throughout Germany (including Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Mainz, Giessen, Marburg, Bonn and Tübingen) with a string focus on universities in the Rhine-Main region. Students work on projects initiated up by Biotest as well as on topics that are financed by public research funding (e.g. Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union).
Company employees directly participate in scientific lectures, in events either on location at Biotest or at lectures and seminars at the university presenting practical case experience and sharing their expertise with future scientists.
Biotest also supports specific scientific activities for student education, such as the German scholarship programmes of the Goethe University in Frankfurt and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, the Paul Ehrlich Prize, the Night of Science at the Goethe University and various other education and training programmes for specialist staff.
Furthermore, Biotest supports the Foundation for Haemotherapy Research, which focuses on promoting young researchers in the fields of transfusion medicine, coagulation research and the safety of blood and blood products.
In the context of national and international scientific associations, there is lively intellectual exchange between various academic research institutions and Biotest. A good example of such cooperation is the International Training Network EDUC8 in the field of haemophilia research, which involves almost 20 academic, scientific and private sector organisations from all over Europe as part of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Campaign of the European Union.