Frequently Asked Questions
Which sources are being used for the directory?
LISAvienna has teamed up with the Austrian Life Sciences Directory to allow interesting partners from Vienna to be identified more readily. A technical interface allows exclusive searching of Vienna based organizations in real time. The presented data has been collected by BIOCOM AG from the individual companies and organizations with the aid of a survey commissioned by aws on behalf of the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy in spring and summer 2015.
How to register a new organization for the directory?
You simply need to register for the Austrian Life Sciences Directory. Vienna based life sciences companies are invited to contact us
in case of interest. We provide you with the registration form and assist you until your company profile is online. As soon as the entry in the Austrian Life Sciences Directory is accomplished, it will also be available here.
How much is it to be on display?
This service is free of charge.
How to update a profile?
Data is automatically updated through updates of the Austrian Life Sciences Directory. Please send us your changes.
We coordinate the modifications in collaboration with aws and FFG.
Which organization types are in use?
Each organization being part of the Austrian Life Sciences Directory is assigned to one of the following categories:
- RDM* biotech/pharma: companies that carry out research, development or manufacturing of biotechnological or pharmaceutical products
- RDM* medical devices: companies that carry out research, development or manufacturing of medical devices
- Sales and distribution biotech/pharma: companies that sell or distribute approved biotech/pharma products
- Sales and distribution medical devices: companies that sell or distribute approved medical devices
- Suppliers: manufacturers of products which are directly used in the manufacture of biotech/pharma/medtech products.
- Service providers: companies with specific services which are necessary for the manufacture of biotech/pharma/medical device products.
- Research and education institutions: universities, universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutes that have significant research or education activities in the life sciences
- Other organizations: additional institutions that contribute to the advancement of life sciences such as scientific societies, trade associations or funding agencies
*Research, Development, Manufacturing
How does LISAvienna define the life sciences?
LISAvienna operates with a quite broad view of the sector and acknowledges that there is no single best practice to draw borders. In our notion of the life sciences, this field includes biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry and the medical device sector on the business side. For biotech and pharma the OECD biotechnology definition
, for medical devices the Global Medical Devices Nomenclature (GMDN)
and for the definition of indications, WHO’s International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10)
were used as references. In addition, a broad range of disciplines on the academic side are encompassed ranging from biological and medical sciences, bioinformatics, veterinary medicine and medical engineering to industrial, environmental and agricultural biotechnology (please see the Vienna Life Science Report 2015/16
, Table 7, p. 218 for a list of relevant fields of science and technology grouped according to the OECD Frascati Manual which are considered as relevant in case of academia). Regulatory bodies, financing partners and organizations for the advancement of the life sciences complete our view.
Please do not hesitate to contact the LISAvienna team
personally at the events we attend or to get in touch with us by phone, e-mail or via LinkedIn or Xing.