Pacific Rim Summit to Host International Industry, Academic Discussions on Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals

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The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will bring together industry leaders, university researchers, and venture capitalists to facilitate networking and business partnerships between companies from the United States and Asia. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is co-organizing the Summit with the BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition, to be held Nov. 21-23, 2011, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Malaysia.

“We are excited to hold the Pacific Rim Summit jointly with BioMalaysia 2011 to showcase industrial biotechnology innovation and developments from Asia and other emerging regions of the world,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president for BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section. “An outstanding line-up of speakers from leading companies and research organizations will meet in Kuala Lumpur for this event, and we expect a number of partnering, financing and capital formation deals to result.”

Executives from international industrial biotech companies scheduled to speak at the Pacific Rim Summit include:

Now in its sixth year, the Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will address the latest issues in industrial biotechnology, including algae, advanced biofuels, biopolymers and bioplastics, dedicated energy crops, green chemistry, and synthetic biology. The annual Pacific Rim Summit is the original conference dedicated solely to growth of the industrial biotechnology sector in Asia and the Americas. Visit

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BioMalaysia 2011 will feature tracks on industrial, healthcare and agricultural biotechnology and is expected to receive delegates from the Asia Pacific region, the United States and Europe. With more than 60 speakers discussing innovation, technology and commercialization in industrial, healthcare and agricultural biotechnology, the breadth and depth of opportunities for partnering and collaborations abound.

Last year, BioMalaysia 2010 drew more than 7,500 participants with 68 biotechnology experts speaking at the conference and 243 local and international exhibitors from Canada, Korea, Netherlands India and Singapore. BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition/2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergyis jointly organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), BiotechCorp, BIO and Protemp Exhibitions Sdn Bhd. 

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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.