BIO 2002 Preview Program Now Available

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 25, 2002) - The preview program for the BIO 2002 International Biotechnology Convention & Exhibition, including confirmed speakers, is now available online at The conference will be held June 9-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. BIO 2001 in San Diego attracted almost 14,000 registrants from 46 countries, 930 exhibitors and more than 600 media representatives.

BIO 2002, the world's largest biotechnology event, will feature six plenary events and more than 150 sessions and symposiums with 800 speakers covering 18 program tracks including:

  • Business development
  • Intellectual property/legal
  • Clinical/regulatory
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Policy/ethics
  • Converging sciences
  • Product development/ manufacturing
  • Doing business globally
  • Sales/marketing
  • Emerging company issues
  • Technology transfer
  • Finance
  • Therapeutic devices
  • Food and agriculture
  • Science 1
  • Industrial and Environmental
  • Science 2
  • Panel topics will represent a wide variety of themes including:

  • Chemical Genomics - Linking the Genome to Therapies
  • Food Safety in a Time of Uncertainty
  • Corporate Venturing to Reignite the Pharmaceutical Industry Innovation Engine
  • Stem Cells - The Science and the Regulation
  • Panel speakers will include CEOs and top executives from biotech and life science companies, industry analysts, religious leaders, academics, and government officials from the following agencies:

  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Justice
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • National Research Council
  • Department of Fisheries
  • Office of Technology Transfer
  • BIO 2002 registration for approved, credentialed media is complimentary, and advance registration is encouraged. All freelancers must register in advance. To register please visit In order to ensure housing, reporters are urged to register as soon as possible.

    BIO represents more than 1,000 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations in all 50 U.S. states and 33 other nations. Canada is second only to the U.S. in terms of BIO membership. BIO members are involved in the research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

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