Corporate social responsibility

Corporate culture

Biotest’s corporate culture

Our employees work independently and with a high level of personal responsibility – but always in a team of highly skilled and supportive co-workers. Creative minds who enjoy demanding projects are welcome at Biotest. In return, we offer diverse tasks and freedom to expand in a supportive community: positions with development potential and multiple promotion possibilities.

Biotest is a modern, medium sized business. Company management is close to the employees and is always ready to listen to their concerns. A positive work environment is a key foundation of our corporate culture.

Rudolf Pichlmayr Award 2020

Rudolf Pichlmayr Award 2020 honored to PD Dr. Nikolaus Kneidinger

The 29th Annual Conference of the German Transplant Society (DTG) took place this year as a hybrid event from 15-17 October 2020 in Cologne. Every year, the Rudolf Pichlmayr Prize for outstanding achievements in transplantation medicine is awarded at the annual conference of the DTG. The Rudolf Pichlmayr Prize of the German Transplantation Society commemorates the eminent transplant surgeon Professor Dr. Rudolf Pichlmayr, who has had a lasting influence on transplantation medicine in Germany.

This year, the DTG prize committee awarded the Pichlmayr Prize to the private lecturer PD Dr. med. Nikolaus Kneidinger for his scientific work "Munich Lung Transplant Group: Waiting List during the First 9 Months of the Lung Allocation Score Era". The scientific work was particularly convincing due to its relevance, as science and regulatory approaches to transplantation medicine and patients are documented.

The prize money is 10,000 euros and was donated by Biotest AG.

In addition, the symposium of AKTX Pflege e.V. with Biotest as poster prize sponsor took place parallel to the DTG annual conference in Cologne.

f.r.t.l.: DTG-Präsident Professor Dr. Christian Strassburg, PD Dr. med. Nikolaus Kneidinger (winner Pichlmayr Prize); Source: K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden; Photo Claudia Posern

f.r.t.l.: DTG-Präsident Professor Dr. Christian Strassburg, PD Dr. med. Nikolaus Kneidinger (winner Pichlmayr Prize); Source: K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden; Photo Claudia Posern

 

City cycling in Dreieich

In the first three weeks of September 2019, 73 Biotest employees swung on their bicycles after the project team captains Andrea Bischoff and Roland Groß had called to participate in this year's "City cycling" campaign.

The local press “Offenbach Post” reported on the successful participation of the Biotest cyclists with a total of 21,007 bicycle kilometres at the beginning of October.

In recognition, the “Klima-Bündnis” (Climate Alliance) and the city of Dreieich awarded the Biotest team a certificate with distinction in GOLD in the category "most active cycling team".

A great success and an active contribution to climate protection, which can perhaps be further expanded next year with even more participants.

In addition to climate protection, fun, health promotion and zero-cost mobility, the campaign has another effect: attention to cycling has been awakened once more. Ideas are continuously being collected on how cycling in Dreieich can be made even more attractive. These suggestions will be taken into account in future cycling planning.

Donor kidneys under the "molecular microscope"

Rudolf Pichlmayr Prize 2019 awarded to MHH scientist PD Dr. Dr. Gunilla Einecke

About 20% of donor kidneys are no longer functional five years after transplantation. This is usually due to a rejection reaction. How can rejection be prevented and donor organs saved? A "molecular microscope" detects rejection reactions earlier and more precisely and enables timely and differentiated therapy. The German Transplant Society awarded the Rudolf Pichlmayr Prize 2019 to Dr Dr Gunilla Einecke, Senior Physician at the Clinic for Renal and Hypertensive Diseases at the Hanover Medical School, for her scientific work on the "molecular microscope".

The Rudolf Pichlmayr Award of the German Transplant Society (DTG) commemorates the transplant surgeon Professor Dr Rudolf Pichlmayr of the Hanover Medical School, who has had a lasting influence on transplantation medicine in Germany. The award is presented at the annual conference of the DTG for outstanding achievements in transplant medicine. The prize money amounts to 10,000 euros and is donated by the company Biotest AG.

DTG-Präsident Professor Dr. Christian Strassburg, PD Dr. Dr. Gunilla Einecke, Dr. Nicola Nowak Biotest AG (Preis-Sponsor) und Professor Dr. Bernhard Banas.<br> Quelle: K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, Foto Thomas Hauss

DTG-Präsident Professor Dr. Christian Strassburg, PD Dr. Dr. Gunilla Einecke, Dr. Nicola Nowak Biotest AG (Preis-Sponsor) und Professor Dr. Bernhard Banas.
Quelle: K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden, Foto Thomas Hauss

 

Biotest supports the Deutschlandstipendium


Every year, students at Germany's universities who in addition to above-average performance have a particular social or community commitment are supported with a monthly grant of € 300 for one year. This support is provided in equal parts by the government and by private sponsors (such as companies, but also private individuals).

It is an honour for Biotest to support promising young talents. In this way, we are giving young people the opportunity to develop on the one hand, and giving the Rhine-Main area perspective on the other hand.

For the 2019/2020 funding year, Biotest has again participated in the German scholarship and is supporting 10 students from the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and 5 students from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, each from the fields of pharmacy and medicine. At ceremonial acts in Frankfurt and Mainz, Biotest employees from the management of the R & D department (Dr Jörg Schüttrumpf and Dr Gerhard Poelsler) have handed over certificates to the scholarship holders and answered their numerous questions.

Biotest donates Georg Kreymann doctoral award for intensive care medicine at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)

In December 2019, the Georg Kreymann Award for Intensive Care Medicine, which was donated by Biotest AG, was presented for the first time
to Dr Christian Wachs.

The doctorate award sponsored by Biotest AG can now also be used to award young researchers in the field of intensive care at the UKE. The award for intensive care medicine is named after the former intensive care doctor Prof Kreymann, who among other things first showed in a meta-analysis the therapeutic benefit of immunoglobulin M-enriched immunoglobulins versus standard immunoglobulin preparations.

Foto: Prof Kreymann, Dr Christian Wachs, Prof Kluge, Dr Gockel (Biotest AG)

Foto: Prof Kreymann, Dr Christian Wachs, Prof Kluge, Dr Gockel (Biotest AG)

Biotest supports the GAP program initiated by WFH

Biotest is committed to the global hemophilia community and improving patients’ lives. Therefore, Biotest keeps supporting the Global Alliance for Progress (GAP) program initiated by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) as a collaborating partner.

The GAP program was launched in 2003 by the WFH to increase the diagnosis and treatment of people with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders in targeted developing countries. Up to now, 33 countries have enrolled in the GAP Program and 40 programs have been implemented. 31,373 patients with hemophilia, 5,360 with von Willebrand disease (VWD) and 3.819 with rare clotting factor deficiencies have been diagnosed or registered.

Link to video as provided by WFH:

https://news.wfh.org/gap-supports-outreach-and-identification-in-jordan-and-egypt/

Biotest takes GOLD at the PM Society Digital Awards 2019

Biotest took home a Gold Award at the 2019 Pharmaceutical Marketing Society Digital Awards for the patient video “Second Life”.
The video, produced together with London-based creative agency ARK, was shortlisted in the highly competitive category “Best Film”.

 

Biotest Specialty Products

Biotest provides medicines for severe viral and bacterial infections. The specialty products comprise the hyperimmunoglobulins against hepatitis B virus, cytomegalovirus, varicella zoster virus and bacteria.
This short video was introducing the product teams for the specialty products at the distributors meeting and emphasizes the severity of disease, the emotional challenge associated with it for patients and relatives as well as the motivation for us to serve this medical need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Degree with 1.0 Dream Grade

Fynn Bröking finishes his studies top of the class

The dual study course for the Bachelor of Arts in International Business with a focus on general management is completed over six semesters. The study course is offered by Biotest in partnership with the accadis University of Applied Sciences Bad Homburg. An integrated semester abroad guarantees international experience during this business degree program.

For Mr Bröking, these were three very successful years, which are not only reflected in his excellent grades: even during his studies, he had already advanced many internal projects at Biotest. For instance, after completing his semester abroad at Northumbria University in Newcastle, he developed and established a modern reporting concept for our British subsidiary
Biotest UK Ltd.

As part of his bachelor thesis, Mr Bröking developed and implemented a new dynamic and interactive reporting system for research and development controlling. His thesis was graded 1.0 (100 out of 100 possible points!).

We congratulate Mr Bröking on his outstanding degree and wish him many successful years at Biotest AG.

Crime scene for legal medicine: Fiction and reality

Event at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main on 10 October 2019

The audience, including around one hundred guests and employees of Biotest AG, followed the entertainingly gruesome remarks made by Joe Bausch and Prof. Marcel Verhoff with intense attention.

The two speakers provided detailed insights into what really happens at a crime scene and what we are served on a Sunday night, without however revealing to the audience the recipe for the perfect murder.

Joe Bausch, an actor, physician, and author, is known for his role as medical examiner Dr Roth in the Cologne-based television series 'Tatort' alongside Ballauf and Schenk (Klaus J. Behrendt and Dietmar Bär).

Prof. Marcel Verhoff is the director of the Institute of Legal Medicine at University Hospital Frankfurt. Amongst other things, his scientific research focuses on the identification of perpetrators through forensic DNA analysis.

After the talks, there was an opportunity for joint photos with the real and fictitious forensic doctors, autographs, and discussions about everything you always wanted to know about 'death' and 'murder'.

City cycling in Dreieich

In the first three weeks of September 2019, 73 Biotest employees swung on their bicycles after the project team captains Andrea Bischoff and Roland Groß had called to participate in this year's "City cycling" campaign.

The local press “Offenbach Post” reported on the successful participation of the Biotest cyclists with a total of 21,007 bicycle kilometres at the beginning of October.

In recognition, the “Klima-Bündnis” (Climate Alliance) and the city of Dreieich awarded the Biotest team a certificate with distinction in GOLD in the category "most active cycling team".

A great success and an active contribution to climate protection, which can perhaps be further expanded next year with even more participants.

In addition to climate protection, fun, health promotion and zero-cost mobility, the campaign has another effect: attention to cycling has been awakened once more. Ideas are continuously being collected on how cycling in Dreieich can be made even more attractive. These suggestions will be taken into account in future cycling planning.

Donation from Biotest to the fire department


With our donation for the Dreieich fire department, it became possible to buy three trolleys, which are important for operational hygiene. This is part of the health protection for the fireguards. The firefighters should not be exposed to pollutants or only for as short a time as possible. The basis is that the soiled uniforms and respiratory protective equipment are already exchanged at the place of use. This way, the carryover of toxic substances is as far as possible excluded. The trolleys are needed to carry spare clothing and respirators. The donation allows the concept to be implemented at short notice for the benefit of the fire fighters.

Picture f. l. Karin Eisenhauer (Head of Citizens and Order Dreieich), Markus Tillmann (City Fire Inspector), Dr Georg Floss (Members of the Biotest Board of Management), Martin Burlon (Mayor Dreieich) and the fire brigade team

Photo Campaign "Yes, we care!“

Children with rare diseases are the "orphans of medicine". Too often they do not receive help because their diseases have not been researched and therapies are not available. The Foundation "Care for Rare" demands more attention for the orphans of medicine. With the campaign "Yes, we care!" the foundation intends to create a wave of solidarity that raises public awareness to children with rare diseases. The foundation founded in 2009 out of science and medicine, follows the vision: No child should have to die just because it suffers from an illness which is so rare that nobody is interested in it!

The first measure of the campaign is a large online photo gallery of supporters. The aim of the campaign is to show affected children and their families that they are not alone. At the same time this is a signal to the public that children with rare diseases have a lobby.

Biotest supported this campaign as part of its "After Work Christmas Market" on December 11th, 2018. Around 60 Biotest employees were photographed with the "Yes, we care!" logo and their pictures were uploaded to www.yes-we-care.online.

Please find more information about the campaign

 „Yes, we care!“ on the website:
https://www.yes-we-care.online/de/kampagne

Check handover to the “Humour supports cure” foundation

5. Health day at Biotest with a presentation by Dr. Eckhard von Hirschhausen: "Humour against stress". Dr. von Hirschhausen donates his remuneration for his presentation at Biotest to his foundation "Humour helps healing" (Humor hilft heilen).