Media Registration for the 2011 BIO International Convention Now Available Online

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, January 03, 2011) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that media registration for the 2011 BIO International Convention is now available online.  Hosted by BIO, the global event for biotechnology will be held June 27-30, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

The 2011 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.

In 2010 in Chicago, the BIO International Convention attracted 15,322 attendees from 49 states and 65 countries.  The 2011 BIO International Convention is expected to draw more than 15,000 industry leaders from 48 states and 60 countries.

This year, the Convention program will feature more than 125 sessions in 16 tracks.  New tracks for 2011 will include Achieving Regulatory Approval & Compliance, Biofuels & Biobased Chemicals, Diagnostics & Personalized Medicine, Global Innovations & Markets, Health Policy & Reimbursement, and Manufacturing of Biologics & Drugs.  In addition, this year’s BIO Exhibition will cover an estimated 200,000 net sq. ft. and host more than 1,700 exhibitors.

The BIO International Convention also includes the BIO Business Forum, which offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity for large and small biotech companies to gather in one place, at one time to engage in partnering discussions. In 2010, the BIO Business Forum hosted more than 17,000 partnering meetings with more than 2,000 companies participating.

Advanced media registration is now available for qualified reporters working full time for print, broadcast, and web publications with valid credentials.  To register, please visit:  Advance media registration will be available through June 17, 2011.

The BIO International Convention helps to support the association’s programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.  For additional attendee and exhibitor information, please visit


Upcoming BIO Events

BIO Asia International Partnering Conference
January 24-25, 2011
Tokyo, Japan

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 14-15, 2011
New York, NY

BIO-Europe Spring 2011
March 14-16, 2011
Milan, Italy

BIO Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Spring Conference and Committee Meeting
April 13-15, 2011
Seattle, WA

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

About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,100 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.

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