Lithuanian Biotechnology Association (LBTA) is a legal entity established in 2003 on the basis of Lithuanian Society of Biotechnologists. Currently LBTA unites companies developing and producing biotechnological products, providing services for life science sector, also Lithuanian universities and individual researchers actively participating in fundamental and applied science.

Lithuanian biotechnology association (LBTA) goal is to facilitate Lithuanian biotechnology sector to solve global life quality and environmental challenges.


Priority topics

Life Science

Life Sciences – a study of living organisms and life processes, including biology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry and related subjects. Life science innovations are applied in medicine, pharmaceutical, agriculture, food and other industries.  Lithuanian life science industry comprises of companies, academia and healthcare industries operating in the field of pharma, biotechnology, pre-clinical and clinical drug development,…

Health technologies

“Biotechnology represents an integrated application of natural and engineering sciences, aimed at using living organisms, cells and their parts in production and service-rendering” (the definition issued in 1989 by the European Federation of Biotechnology, the EFB). Health biotechnology (Red Biotechnology) is used to create an advanced class of drugs, therapies, vaccines and diagnostic tools. This…


The Bioeconomy encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources and waste streams into value-added products, such as food, feed, bio-based products, and bioenergy (according to “Innovating for Sustainable Growth: A Bioeconomy for Europe“, 14 February 2012). Over the coming decades, the world will witness increased competition for limited and…

LBTA strategic goals (2020 - 2023)

1. Represent Lithuania’s biotechnology sector in governmental institutions and active participate in government strategy formation related to life sciences, health technologies and bioeconomics

2. Grow international partnerships and globally represent Lithuania’s biotechnology sector

3. Facilitate the development and investment into Lithuania’s biotechnology SME sector, with strong focus on start-up ecosystem growth

4. Active participation in preparing and improving education programs necessary for life sciences, health technologies and bioeconomy development in Lithuania

5. Sustain active communication between LBTA members and partners and organise events to promote biotechnology achievements