2012 BIO International Convention Buzz of BIO Winner Announced

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2012 BIO International Convention Buzz of BIO Winner Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 30, 2012) The Biotechnology Industry Organization(BIO) is pleased to announce the Pipelines of Promise Buzz of BIO winner for the 2012 BIO International Convention is Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a virtual biotechnology company based in Boston, Mass. and founded in 2010.

“The Buzz of BIO competition is an exciting opportunity for emerging companies to capture the spotlight and level the playing field a bit amongst their more established industry peers,” said Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. “As a Buzz winner, this company will now enter the Convention with a heightened sense of anticipation and buzz, allowing for endless partnering opportunities.”

More on the Pipelines of Promise Buzz of BIO Winner:

  • Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, Inc.is pioneering ‘Deuterium-Enabled Chiral Switching’ (DECS) to improve the profile of drugs that interconvert between enantiomers both in vitro and in vivo.    Representative drugs include Revlimid®, Actos®, Aricept®, Wellbutrin® and Effient®. Introducing deuterium enables dosing of a single, deuterated enantiomer to create an improved NCE with new composition of matter patent protection.  Founded in 2010, Deuteria is a virtual biotechnology company based in the Boston area.

“As an emerging company with a pioneering approach to therapeutics, Deuteria Pharmaceuticals is pleased to be recognized as the Pipeline of Promisecompany by the premier conference in the biotechnology industry. This recognition from BIO 2012 provides and strengthens the visibility of Deuteria Pharmaceuticals,” said Dr. Sheila DeWitt, President, Deuteria Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

As the winner, Deuteria Pharmaceuticalswill receive complimentary registration to the Convention, held June 18-21, 2012 in Boston, MA, with partnering, and a 15-minute Company Presentation in theBIO Business Forum®. To learn more about what makes Deuteria Pharmaceuticals the Buzz of BIO, watch their presentation in the Business Forum, Tuesday, June 19that 10:15 a.m. (Patriots Room), and find them in the One-on-One Partnering™System to schedule a 1x1 partnering meeting

The BIO Business Forum® has grown over the past eleven years to become the industry's largest partnering event, hosting a record breaking 21,000+ partnering meetings in 2011.  Powered by BIO's One-on-One Partnering™ System, the Business Forum fosters the opportunity for companies to initiate business contacts in a friendly environment and schedule meetings prior to the conference.  To take advantage of partnering, please visit here.

The BIO Business Forum® also hosts over 160 company presentations, which by participating, will allow the Buzz of BIO winners to increase visibility, attract more partners and pitch their company objectives to a global audience representing over sixty countries and various industry investors, research analysts, policy makers and other business development executives.

The BIO International Convention will highlight the latest trends and the newest opportunities for executives, investors, scientists, policy leaders, and media from around the world. Speakers at the sessions will share breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, the environment, energy production, business operations, financing, partnerships, policy issues and food and agriculture. For registration, conference agenda and exhibitor information, visit 2012 BIO International Convention.


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2012 BIO International Convention
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Boston, MA
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October 24 – 25, 2012
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