BIO Announces First Biotechnology Partnering Event in India

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, June 16, 2010) The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announces a two-day annual biotechnology partnering meeting to be held in Hyderabad, India on September 21-22. The Association of Biotechnology  Led Enterprises (ABLE), a national forum that represents the Indian biotechnology sector, will participate as the local host.

“This exclusive forum is the first of its kind in India.  This event will bring together biotechnology and pharmaceutical leaders to explore business opportunities with India’s life science companies,” said Alan Eisenberg, BIO’s executive vice president of Emerging Companies and Business Development. “India’s biotech and pharmaceutical space is world class, and the number and type of collaborations between Indian and US or EU companies has grown rapidly in the past few years.  We are seeing an increased number of discovery-based deals and innovative structures, in addition to development alliances.  So, launching the Bio® India International Partnering Conference builds on a tremendous amount of existing activity led by Indian companies.” 

The meeting will bring together biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies from the US, Europe and Asia to explore potential partnerships and collaborations. Private one-on-one meetings between investors, large biotech and pharmaceutical companies and emerging Indian biotech companies will be arranged through BIO’s new state-of-the-art software.

BIO brings to India more than ten years of experience and expertise in biotech and pharmaceutical partnering. BIO is renowned for its successful partnering meetings in the U.S., Japan and Germany, including the biotech world’s largest partnering event, the Business Forum, at the BIO International Convention. ABLE, BIO’s partner in India, brings to the meeting extensive local expertise and its comprehensive network of Indian and Asian biotech and pharmaceutical companies.

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BIO represents more than 1,200 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. BIO produces BIOtech Now, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling “innovations transforming our world.” Subscribe to BIOtech Now.



Upcoming BIO Events

BIO India
September 21 - 22, 2010
Hyderabad, India

BIO’s Livestock Biotechnology Summit
September 28-30, 2010,
Sioux Falls, SD

9th Annual BIO Investor Forum
October 5-6, 2010
San Francisco, CA

BIO Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Fall Conference and Committee Meeting
October 18-20, 2010
Boston, MA

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy
December 11-14, 2010
Honolulu, HI