2012 BIO International Convention to Highlight Insights from Senior Biotech Executives on Latest Trends, Emerging Policy, and Business Development Issues

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WASHINGTON, DC – (January 25, 2012) - The 2012 BIO International Convention will feature a program packed with more than 125 sessions and speakers addressing the state of the global industry, emerging trends and best practices for biotech companies.  Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization(BIO), this year’s global event for biotechnology will take place June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

“There is truly something for everyone at the BIO International Convention- whether this is your first BIO or your 10th.  The programming consistently spotlights the most pressing issues in the biotech industry while hearing from leading industry experts,” said Dr. Abigail Barrow, BIO Program Committee Co-Chair and Founding Director, Massachusetts Tech Transfer Center.

The BIO International Convention Program Committee recently selected 125 thought-provoking and timely sessions among 13 educational tracks. The 2012 sessions will hear from top thought leaders to address attendees top industry concerns. The tracks include: Achieving Regulatory Approval and Compliance; Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals; Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer; Business Development; Drug Discovery and Development; Finance; Food and Agriculture; Global Innovation and Markets; Health Policy and Reimbursement; Innovations in Vaccines; International Case Studies; Manufacturing of Biologics and Drugs; and Personalized Medicine and Diagnostics.

New to this year’s Convention is the opening of the BIO Exhibition on Monday, June 18th, one day earlier than in years past. Can’t miss events on Monday will include:

  • Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
  • Product Delivery Workshop: Understanding the Path to Commercialization
  • Leadership Summit
  • Biotech Primer: Understanding Biotech in the News
  • Translational Research Forum
  • Diversity Summit
  • BIO Career Fair
  • One-on-One Partnering

In order to provide the timeliest session topics possible, BIO is offering a late-breaking breakout session slot in most tracks. Proposals for the late-breaking sessions will be accepted February 20th– March 5, 2012. Late-breaking applicants can apply at convention.bio.org.

Attendees can expect to hear from not one but two Keynote Speakers at this year’s Convention. Tuesday, June 19th and Wednesday, June 20th will feature dynamic presentations from exciting industry thought leaders. For a complete schedule at a glance, visit here.

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. The Convention also features the BIO Business Forum, a unique platform for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic research institutions, and investors from around the world to gather and discuss strategic opportunities. For registration, conference agenda and exhibitor information, visit 2012 BIO International Convention.

 Upcoming BIO Events

BIO Asia International Conference
January 31 – February 1, 2012
Osaka, Japan
 
BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 13-14, 2012
New York, NY
 
April 16 – 18, 2012
Austin, TX
 
 
2012 BIO International Convention
June 18-21, 2012
Boston, MA
 
June 18 – 21, 2012
Boston, MA
 
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About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.