AseBio. Spanish Bioindustry Association


At AseBio, the Spanish Bioindustry Association, we bring together and represent the interests of companies, associations, foundations, universities, technology and research centers that work in the field of biotechnology in Spain.

Since 1999, we have worked to achieve positive political and economic changes that promote and boost the development of the Spanish biotechnology industry. In order to do this, AseBio works closely with regional, national and European legislative bodies, as well as with all those social organisations that are committed to using biotechnology to improve citizens’ quality of life, environmental sustainability, economic development and skilled job creation.

Our broad membership base and our extensive network of national and international collaborations make AseBio the key representative when it comes to designing policies and programmes for encouraging innovation, entrepreneurship and company development in the biotechnology industry, an undisputed vehicle for economic and social growth in Spain.

For AseBio, cooperation and working as part of a network is a priority. This is why we are members of EuropaBio, the European Bioindustry Association, which is made up of almost one hundred business organisations, together representing the interests of over 1800 European companies.

AseBio is also a member of the CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Business Organisations) and we collaborate with various scientific and medical societies, such as the Spanish Biotechnology Society (SEBiot), the Spanish Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (SEBBM), the Spanish Federation of Neuromuscular Diseases (ASEM), the Spanish Haematology and Haemotherapy Foundation (FEHH), the Spanish Medical Oncology Society (SEOM) and the Spanish Neuroscience Society (SENC).

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Sodena is the financial instrument of the Government of Navarra for the development of business in the region, It uses venture capital to achieve this.

Sodena operates as a limited company, with the only shareholder being CPEN (Corporación Pública Empresarial de Navarra), subsidiary of the Government of Navarra.

It works by taking an active role in the different phases of business projects that contribute to the balanced and sustainable development of Navarra.

Following a process of restructuring of the public sector in Navarra, Sociedad de Desarrollo de Navarra, S.L. (Sodena) is the company that has emerged from the merger of four companies owned by the Government of Navarra (Sociedad de Desarrollo de Navarra, S.A., NAFINCO, S.A., NGA, S.A. and Fondo Jóvenes Empresarios Navarros, S.A.). It was created on November 7th 2011, although the foundation of the majority and its members goes back to 1984.

Corporación Pública Empresarial de Navarra holds a 98.06% stake in Sodena.

Corporación Pública Empresarial de Navarra, S.L.U. (CPEN) was set up on November 4th 2009 to comply with Act 8/2009 as a single instrument for the organisation and rationalisation of a large part of the property of the self-governing region of Navarra, mainly in the form of publicly-owned companies.

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