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2012 BIO International Convention to Highlight Breakthroughs

January 25, 2012
2012 BIO International Convention to Highlight Breakthroughs in Healing, Fueling, and Feeding the World

The BIO International Convention Program Committee recently selected 125 thought-provoking and timely sessions among 13 educational tracks. The 2012 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.

The tracks are designed to help attendees stay up to date on industry developments, trends and policies, improve upon your day-to-day operations and make informed decisions. Breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, the environment, energy production, business operations, financing partnerships, policy issues and much more will be highlighted in this year’s program.

Due to the opening of the BIO Exhibition on Monday, June 18, select programming, including breakout sessions, will be offered beginning Monday morning. The additional morning of programming will now include four full days of programming.

Monday events include:

  • Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp

  • Product Delivery Workshop: Understanding the Path to Commercialization

  • Leadership Summit

  • Biotech Primer: Understanding Biotech in the News

  • Translation Research Forum

  • Diversity Summit

  • BIO Career Fair

  • One-on-One Partnering

Another exciting addition to this year’s event is the late-breaking breakout session slot in most tracks. Session Organizers interested in submitting a late-breaking session must submit a proposal containing new information that was not yet known or fully available by the original Call for Sessions. Proposals for the late-breaking session will be accepted February 20th – March 5, 2012. Late-breaking applicants can apply at

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.

Don’t miss out on the exciting extra day of programming! Make plans now to attend Monday’s special programs with some of the biggest names in biotech. As an added bonus, most of these special sessions are FREE with Full Convention or Convention Access registration. Check back often for Convention and program updates.