…the Vienna Biocenter is a hot spot for the life sciences?
…currently, around 1.400 scientists and 700 students from over 40 nations are working and studying at the VBC?
…17 companies, four basic research institutes, one university of applied science, one science communication association, one business incubator and one public relations agency are located on the Vienna Biocenter?
… IMBA and the association Open Science run the Vienna Open Lab to make the life sciences accessible to the interested public?
… up to 90.000 m² of office and lab space are already in use at the VBC?
… the VBC has it's own Science Support Facilities (VBCF), providing top scientific infrastructure and a child care center?
... 36 ERC Grants and 11 Wittgenstein Awards were received by researchers at the VBC?
The Vienna Biocenter at a glance
Opening of IMP with founding director Max Birnstiel
Relocation of five university departments to the Campus (now MFPL)
Founding of VBC PhD Programme
Kim Nasmyth becomes director of IMP
Founding of the initiative „Gentechnik & Wir“ (now Open Science)
Founding of Intercell as a spin-off of the University of Vienna and IMP
Relocation of Bender MedSystems to the Campus
Relocation of six biotech companies to the Campus (e.g. Genosense, VBC Genomics)
Founding of the Campus Vienna Biocenter Association
Founding of University of Applied Sciences (FH Campus Wien) in Biotechnology at the Campus
Establishment of two institutes of the Austrian Academy of Sciences on the Campus (IMBA with founding director Josef Penninger and GMI with founding director Dieter Schweizer)
Founding of AFFiRiS
Completion of laboratory building CVBC 2
Founding of the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) as joint venture of Medical University of Vienna and University of Vienna
IPO of Intercell at the Viennese stock exchange
Diagnostics company Bender MedSystems opened an office in the US
Barry Dickson becomes director of IMP
Austrian Academy of Sciences opens the Life Sciences Centre Vienna hosting IMBA and GMI
Opening of the Vienna Open Lab at IMBA as a joint initiative of Open Science and IMBA
Start of construction work for laboratory building CVBC 3
Graham Warren joins MFPL as director
Completion of the Solaris building (lab and office area of 9,000 sqm) and start of construction work of the Marx Box
20 years anniversary of IMP celebrated with scientific conference at Hofburg Conference Center
AFFiRiS concluded business-deal with GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Establishment of the day care center for campus children
Magnus Nordborg joins GMI as scientific director
Organisation of the EU-project “European Researchers Night” in the Marx Halle (formerly Rinderhalle)
US-based eBioscience establishes its center of excellence for immunoassays by acquisition of Bender Med Systems
Founding of the Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities (VBCF - formerly Campus Support Facilities) with public funding by federal government and city of Vienna of up to 52 Mio € by 2020
Vienna Biocenter Summer School for talented undergraduates established
Apeiron Biologics concluded deal with GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals
Relocation of the University of Applied Sciences (FH Campus Wien) to the Marx Box
10 years anniversary of GMI
Completion of the Marx Box
US-based Affymetrix acquires eBioscience
Successful participation of the VBC in the nation-wide “Long Night of Research”
VBCF - Child Care service expands to include the Media Quartier
Intercell and Vivalis fuse to form Valneva
Jan-Michael Peters becomes director of IMP
10 years anniversary of AFFiRiS, FH Campus Wien, IMBA and MFPL
MFPL Symposium on the occasion of the 100th birthday of Nobel Laureate Max F. Perutz
Groundbreaking for new IMP building
US-based Horizon Discovery acquires Haplogen Genomics
Relocation of INITS Business Incubator to VBC
Apeiron Biologicals enters cooperation with Evotec and Sanofi to develop cancer immunotherapies
Thermo Fisher Scientific acquires Affymetrix eBioscience
Founding of the Vienna Doctoral School “Molecules of Life” at MFPL
5 years anniversary VBCF
15 years anniversary GMI
Completion of new IMP building
Since 1988, the Vienna Biocenter (VBC) has developed into one of the most outstanding and prominent life sciences hubs not only in Austria but also in the Central European Region.