BIOSPAIN 2014: Santiago de Compostela.
The last 26th of September we visited Biospain, the biggest congress about biotechnology in Spain. It was organized by Asebio (Asociación Española de Bioempresas). This congress was celebrated in Santiago de Compostela, the capital city of Galicia. This was the 7th international congress, in Spain.
Each year it is celebrated in a different place, one year it is in South America and the next year is performed in Spain. A lot of companies participate in this meeting of biotech, companies from Spain and from all the world, because this way they can advertise them and they also share information with people who is interested in this topic. We could see many varied stands from companies related with things such as; agriculture and medicine.
Most of them told us something about the thing that they have discovered or they have improved and why they do this. We learnt many uses for biotech, now we know that this is really useful and very important nowadays.
After the visit to the stands we assisted the conferences and some spokesman from important companies explained to us what are they working on now. One of the most important topics was the 3D Printers, they are going to print organs to transplant, this has a lot of advantages, for example this way you don’t need donors. The technology is developing all these machines but they also need a medical component to have the appropriate results.
One of the problems that all of them have is the financing and they cannot improve in some things because the companies don’t share information.
In my opinion they should work together to advance faster. I think most people don’t know many things about biotechnology and about the advances of these companies. Biotech is important in almost all fields and it also can help the people. So, thanks for Asebio and all the companies that are working with biotech. The next year this meeting will be in Chile, I hope that many people can assist, if they visit this place they will learn new things.
Samuel González Santiago 4º ESO A