Press Releases

29 Jun 2017

EFPIA, EBE and Vaccines Europe Back EU Leadership in Sustainable, Collaborative Fight Against AMR

The launch of the European Commission’s Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) confirms the EU’s determination to take a leading role in combatting this phenomenon, by proposing concrete and innovative solutions to benefit patients worldwide....

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26 Apr 2017

Intellectual Property: the key to innovation and survival for small and medium-sized biopharma companies

Today is World Intellectual Property day, an opportunity to reflect on the relevance of intellectual property rights to society where invention and innovation is valued for the greater benefit of all. ...

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09 Mar 2017

EBE, EFPIA and IFPMA Have Today Launched a Position Paper Entitled “Considerations for Physicians on Switching Decisions Regarding Biosimilars”

Switching describes a physician's decision to exchange one product that a patient receives for another. With the introduction of biosimilars, physicians may be encouraged to switch patients from an original biologic (reference product) to any of its biosimilars (or vice versa) in order to reduce costs. ...

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16 Feb 2017

EBE and EFPIA support ARM Initiative on Hospital Exemptions and Call for Increased Transparency on All Advanced Cell, Gene and Tissue Therapies

The European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE) and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) today express their support for key aspects of the “Positio...

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19 Oct 2016

EFPIA and EBE Welcome NOR-SWITCH Results as a Valuable Step Forward

EFPIA and EBE welcome the results of the NOR-SWITCH study on biosimilar switching* and acknowledge its preliminary results as a step in the right direction of robust data generation that continues to enhance physician and patient confidence in using biosimilars. EFPIA and EBE also welcome the effort of the Norwegian authorities and investigators to initiate and carry out the NOR-SWITCH study....

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19 Sep 2016

The European biotech ecosystem: EBE position paper recommends how to make funding go further

Brussels, 19 September 2016 The European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (EBE) today published a White Paper that scrutinises funding available for innovative biopharmaceutical entrepreneurs in Europe and explores why fewer successful businesses are built in Europe – despite our exceptional science – than in other world regions....

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17 Jun 2016

Compromise Agreement on IVDs is a Solid Step in the Right Direction to Enable Personalised Medicine

The European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises, EBE, and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, EFPIA, welcome the agreement reached between the Council of Ministers and the European Parliament Health Committee (ENVI) on the adoption of the Regulation on In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Devices. This Regulation, adopted alongside the Regulation on Medical Devices, will ensure the increased safety of IVD medical devices and will allow patients to benefit from innovative healthcare solutions in a timely manner....

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16 Jun 2016

EBE, the European Biopharmaceutical Trade Association, Unveils Its Leadership 2016-2018

The European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises, EBE, is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for the term 2016-2018, following the decisions taken at the EBE and EFPIA (European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) Annual Meetings on 14 to 16 June 2016....

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06 Jun 2016

EBE and EFPIA Applaud EMA Initiative to Improve Pathway for Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)

EBE and EFPIA both welcome sincerely the initiative taken by the European Medicines Agency to identify concrete solutions to foster the development of advanced therapy medicinal products, while simultaneously embarking on concerted efforts to expand patient access to them across Europe....

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01 Jun 2016

EBE Annual General Meeting 2016

The EBE Annual Meeting will take place on 14 June 2016 in Brussels from 16h00 to 19h00, at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rue Fossé-aux-Loups 47 (Room Royale), in close coordination with the EFPIA Statutory General Assembly at the same venue on 15 June. Following the Statutory part of the meeting (from 16-17h) we are proud to offer an opportunity for information and debate to all our members though our session dedicated to IMI – opportunities and challenges for developing Advanced Therapies (from 17h00 to 19h00).  A keynote speech by Pierre Meulien, Executive Director IMI, followed by a moderated panel discussion on the opportunities for EBE members. littlesq register-button2...

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