BIO to Host 2nd Annual Teleconference on International Biotechnology Advancements

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Topic: Global Collaboration: Forging New Frontiers in Biotechnology

What: The Biotechnology Industry Organization(BIO) will host a phone briefing during the 2012 BIO International Convention that will provide a global perspective on the latest biotechnology developments shaping nations around the world—and creating global collaborations for biotech advancements.What is in store for countries such as Chile, Korea, Africa, Thailand and Turkey? What’s next for the BRIC nations? Participants will be briefed on the latest data of Scientific American’s Worldview Bio-Innovation Scorecard that provides a country-by-country statistical and business development assessment of innovation from developed and developing regions. In addition, presenters will discuss the biotech innovations that are fueling global revenue growth.

Joseph Diamond, Executive Vice President of International Affairs of BIO, will discuss the global convergence of biotechnology and highlight current initiatives underway by BIO.

Jeremy Abbate, Director, Global Media Publishing Director, SA Worldviewwill spotlight countries that are making the biggest advancements in biotech research, development and new, innovative solutions that are positively impacting the global economy.

Dr. Meir Perez Pugatch - Managing Director and Founder, Pugatch Consilium, will discuss the value of strong intellectual property protection and the new Biotechnology Competitive Index, which is a new addition to the Worldview Scorecard this year.

Why: Biotechnology around the world continues to grow. Modification of government policies or international investments often spur growth and progress, enabling countries to improve their economies while enhancing the quality of life and health of their citizens. Which country is leading and what regions are still developing? This briefing will provide answers to such questions.   

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.; Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, conference room 151B.

Dial-in Information:  Dial-in number: 866.393.9713 / +763.488.9323
Conference code: 2397399260

About 2012 BIO International Convention
The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry, offering networking and partnering opportunities with policymakers, scientists, CEOs, and newsmakers. The convention also features the BIO Business Forum (One-on-One Partnering), which provides hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations. For registration, conference agenda and exhibitor information, visit 2012 BIO International Convention. For current conference information, visit the BIO 2012 program.

About BIO
BIO represents more than 1,100 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 produces BIOtech Now, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtech Now.

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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.