Corporate Leaders to Present Global View on Commercialization of Industrial Biotechnology at BIO’s World Congress

Business executives, scientists and policy makers will highlight opportunities to commercialize new manufacturing technologies at BIO&rsquo;s 8<sup>th</sup> annual <a href="" shape="rect">World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing</a>.</p>

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, April 14, 2011) - Business executives, scientists and policy makers will highlight opportunities to commercialize new manufacturing technologies at BIO’s 8th annual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology conference will feature company presentations on biofuels, biobased products, renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, food ingredients and biomass. The event will be held May 8-11 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and is coorganized by BIO, BIOTECanada and the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre (ATCC), which is comprised of Soy 20/20, Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, Bioenterprise.

Newly added plenary speakers include:

BIO’s World Congress will also feature six breakout session tracks over three days, with industry presentations on Advanced Biofuels Technology; Algae and Feedstock Crops; Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering; Renewable Chemical Platforms and Biobased Materials; Public Policy, Infrastructure and Business Development; as well as Specialty Chemicals, Pharma Intermediates, and Food Ingredients. The full program of breakout panel sessions and speakers is available online.

Breakout sessions focusing on commercialization of renewable chemicals include:

Strategies for Profitable Commercialization of Renewable Chemicals
Monday May 9, 2:30pm – 4:00 pm

Commercialization of New Bio-based Chemicals and Materials
Wednesday May 11, 9:00am – 10:30am

Please visit for additional information, or email Online pre-registration for reporters and editors is now open. All programs at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters with valid press credentials working full time for print, broadcast or web publications.


Upcoming BIO Events

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
May 8-11, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Partnering for Global Health Forum 2011
June 27, 2011
Washington, DC

BIO International Convention
June 27-30, 2011
Washington, DC

2011 BIO Human Resources Conference
June 26-28, 2011
Washington, DC

The Business Forum at the BIO International Convention
June 28-30, 2011
Washington, DC

BIO India International Partnering Conference
September 21-22, 2011
Hyderabad, India

BIO China International Conference
October 12-13, 2011
Shanghai, China

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