2012 BIO International Convention Opens Voting April 2nd for the Buzz of BIO

Buzz of BIO voting available online.</p>

WASHINGTON, DC – (March 20, 2012) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announces voting for the Buzz of BIO will open Monday, April 2, 2012. The Buzz winners will be featured at the 2012 BIO International Convention, held June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, MA. BIO is asking voters to look for innovative biotech companies that are research and development intensive. Select winners will receive complimentary registration to the Convention with Partnering, the opportunity to deliver a 15-minute Company Presentation in the BIO Business Forum® and promotion by the BIO International Convention team to industry media.

Winners are determined by votes cast from life science thought leaders within the industry. Voting, which is available online, will give emerging companies looking to develop strategic partnerships a chance to gain invaluable exposure amongst their global life sciences peers. Early stage biotech companies should be encouraged by the data presented in the recently released BIO Industry Analysis Survey. The data shows investor optimism appears restored with a majority (56%) believing now is a good time to invest, particularly in early stage companies. In addition, partnering activity at the BIO Business Forum® in June is expected to increase from last year, giving emerging companies numerous opportunities to connect and align with other organizations and companies.

 “Through the recognition received as a Buzz of BIO Winner, those emerging companies taking the title will enter Convention and the BIO Business Forum® with a heightened sense of anticipation and excitement, allowing for endless partnering opportunities,” said Alan Eisenberg, Executive Vice President, Emerging Companies & Business Development at BIO.

The BIO Business Forum® has grown over the past eleven years to become the industry's largest partnering event, hosting a record breaking 21,000+ partnering meetings in 2011.  Powered by BIO's One-on-One Partnering™ System, the Business Forum fosters the opportunity for companies to initiate business contacts in a friendly environment and schedule meetings prior to the conference.  To take advantage of partnering, please visit here.

The BIO Business Forum® also hosts over 140company presentations which by participating, will allow the Buzz of BIO winners to increase visibility, attract more partners and pitch their company objectives to a global audience representing over sixty countries and various industry investors, research analysts, policy makers and other business development executives.

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.

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