Thousands Registered for Partnering and Presenting Companies Announced for the 2013 BIO International Convention

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CHICAGO, IL (April 5, 2013) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced the companies confirmed to present at the 2013 BIO International Convention. In addition to the Company Presentations, the BIO Business Forum™ will host partnering meetings, workshops and a full program of sessions geared toward life science executives. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the Convention, celebrating its 20thanniversary, will take place April 22-25, 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

“Now in its twelfth year, the industry’s largest partnering event is looking to host a record breaking 25,000+ partnering meetings this year via the One-on-One Partnering System in the BIO Business Forum and BIO Exhibition,” said BIO’s CEO and President Jim Greenwood. “The One-on-One Partnering System facilitates an unparalleled opportunity for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, academic research institutions, and investors from around the world to gather in one place, meet one-on-one, and discuss business opportunities.”

Returning for a second year, the BIO Exhibition will again host Exhibitor Booth Partnering which allows qualified exhibitors to schedule meetings in their personal exhibitor booths via the One-on-One Partnering System. To learn more about both Partnering One-on-One and Exhibitor Booth Partnering, please visit here.

Company presentations allow organizations to increase invisibility, attract more partners and pitch their business objectives to a global audience. Of the expected presentations at this year’s event, perhaps one of the most highly anticipated will be that of the Buzz of BIO winners. The Buzz of BIO contest allows the industry to cast their pick for this year’s most innovativebiotech companies. To learn more about the Buzz of BIO and follow the April 8thannouncement, please visit here.

New to this year’s Business Forum is the Rare Disease Partnering Summit which will featurepresentations from world-class pediatric research institutions. Five of these pediatric institutions will present their translational research projects and partnering opportunities focused on rare diseases, April 24thfrom 2 – 5 p.m. Participating institutions include Boston Children's Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto and University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.A reception sponsored by Shire will follow from 5 – 6 p.m., and both will be open to all International Convention attendees.

Returning for a second year, the BIO Exhibition will again host Exhibitor Partnering which allows qualified exhibitors to hold meetings in their personal exhibitor booths. To learn more about both Partnering One-on-One and Exhibitor Booth Partnering, please visit here.

The Business Development educational track will feature education programming discussing partnering, emerging markets, big pharma and deal making. Session highlights include:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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.

Advance media registration is now available for qualified reporters working full time for print, broadcast and web publications with valid press credentials. To register, please visit here.

Upcoming BIO Events 

April 22 – 25, 2013
Chicago, IL
June 16-19, 2013
Montreal, Canada


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.