Deadline Extended for Innovation Corridor Submissions at the 2007 BIO International Convention

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2007) -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has extended the submission deadline for the Innovation Corridor Poster Sessions at the 2007 BIO International Convention. Abstracts will now be accepted through Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007. The 2007 BIO International Convention, the global event for biotechnology, will take place May 6-9, 2007 in Boston, Mass.

Poster displays will be open to an audience of more than 19,000 International Convention attendees from around the world. Topics should be related to academic research or to development efforts that could potentially address or provide solutions to unmet needs in biotechnology. Poster abstracts should outline the problem the research or development effort addresses and identify potential commercial markets. Posters will be presented Monday May 7 through Wednesday May 9, 2007, at the Innovation Corridor Poster Session, located in the North Lobby of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

"The Innovation Corridor Poster Session at the BIO International Convention is the best venue for researchers to showcase recent discoveries with commercialization potential. The poster sessions always receive a great deal of attention from both attendees and media during the event," said Abigail Barrow, director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center.

Now in its third year, the Innovation Corridor, sponsored by AstraZeneca and the Government of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, will provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, for groundbreaking technology, and for collaborations between industry professionals and academia. More than two dozen categories of biotech applications will be covered in the Corridor.

For more information about the Innovation Corridor, as well as submission guidelines for abstracts, please visit

The 2007 BIO International Convention will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, with more than 19,000 industry leaders from 1,700 companies as well as public officials representing 60 countries expected to attend.

Advance media registration for the BIO International Convention is now available online. Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media. To register, please visit Reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations may register onsite with valid media credentials. All freelancers, college and online publications are strongly encouraged to register in advance by Friday, April 20, 2007.

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

Upcoming events

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
Feb. 12-14, New York City

2007 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing
March 21-24, Orando, FL

BIO International Convention
May 6-9, Boston, MA

BIO VentureForum-East 2007
June 18-20, Montreal, Canada