Registration Now Available for BIO VentureForum East 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 2007) -- The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will join BIOTECanada and 14 state biotech associations to present the BIO VentureForum East 2007 investor conference at the Marriott Chateau Champlain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada June 18-20, 2007. 

The event will feature more than 80 presenting biotech companies from both the U.S. and Canada, a series of workshops on biotech trends and strategies, business development opportunities, and networking receptions.  Alnylam’s president and CEO John Maraganore, Ph.D. will join other renowned plenary speakers as the lunch keynote speaker on Tuesday, June 19. 

“We look forward to working with BIOTECanada to bring venture capitalists, top-tier private companies, and other interested parties from both the U.S. and Canada to Montreal for one of the most exciting venture conferences of the year,” said BIO’s Executive Vice President for Emerging Companies and Business Development, Alan Eisenberg.   “This year, along with our state association partners and BIOTECanada, we look to capitalize on the success from past venture conferences and to create new opportunities for financing top notch private companies.” 

“BIOTECanada, Montréal InVivo, and BioQuébec are proud to be the hosts of a conference with such a strong reputation, as we continue to bring life sciences’ thought-leaders from the U.S. and Canada together,”   stated Peter Brenders, president and CEO of BIOTECanada “As globalization continues, there will undoubtedly be a continued flurry of cross border business development and financing deals, and conferences such as BIO VentureForum East provide an additional opportunity for those in the biotechnology industry to realize the possibilities that are available at home and abroad.”

BIO and BIOTECanada’s partners for the conference are BioFlorida, Biotechnology Association of Alabama, Biotechnology Council of New Jersey, Connecticut United for Research Excellence, the Delaware BioScience Association, the Georgia Biomedical Partnership Inc., MdBio, the New Hampshire Biotechnology Council, the New York Biotechnology Association, the North Carolina Biosciences Organization, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the Palmetto Biotechnology Alliance, Pennsylvania Bio, the Tennessee Biotechnology Association and VaBio (Virginia Biotechnology Association).  

To learn more about BIO VentureForum East 2007, please visit  An up-to-date program and general registration information are available online.

Advance media registration will be available online from April 23 through June 11 at . Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media.  Reporters and editors working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations may register on site with valid media credentials.

About BIO
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 BIO Events

2007 BIO International Convention
May 6-9, 2007
Boston, MA

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

BIO Mid-America VentureForum 2007
September 24-26, 2007
Milwaukee, WI