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BIO Renews and Expands Partnership with BioProcess International

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, March 17, 2008) - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that it has renewed its agreement with BioProcess International (BPI) to organize and produce the BioProcess Zone Theatre and publish the official Pre-Event Planner for the 2008 BIO International Convention, to be held June 17-20, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

“Based upon the overwhelming success of the 2007 BioProcess Zone, Theatre and Pre-Event Planner at the 2007 BIO International Convention in Boston, MA, we are excited to continue and grow our relationship with BioProcess International in 2008,” said Robbi Lycett, vice president, Conventions & Conferences, BIO. “Our goal is to provide 2008 BIO International Convention attendees and exhibitors with the increased opportunity to interact and learn about the latest trends, global ideas and innovations impacting the biotech industry.”

In 2008, BioProcess International will publish “The Guide to the 2008 BIO International Convention’s Product Focus Zones - The Official Pre-Event Planner for The 2008 BIO International Convention,” which provides over 60,000 biotechnology professionals with a detailed guide and roadmap to the 2008 BIO Convention and the exhibition’s 12 targeted "Product Focus Zones”, including:

Bio IT * Bio Process * Clean Rooms * Clinical Trials * Drug Delivery * Facility Design * Industrial Biotech * Intellectual Property * Lab Automation * Molecular Diagnostics * Therapeutics* Products & Services

“BioProcess International’s Guide to the 2008 BIO International Convention’s Product Focus Zones, will dedicate one chapter to each of the 12 Zones, providing suppliers and end users with a unique opportunity to interact and discuss today’s products, processes, technologies and services that are providing solutions to this industry's development challenges in the these key areas,” said Brian Caine, publisher, BioProcess International.

To learn more about this opportunity and how your company can participate, please click on the following link (http://www.bioprocessintel.com/pdf/2008/BIO_Planner.pdf).

In 2008, BioProcess International will also produce and organize The BIO Process Theatre, a compilation of 30 live presentations taking place within The BIO Process Zone’s expanded 50 seat theatre located in the BIO Exhibition within the BIO Process Zone.  These presentations, by leading industry experts, provide attendees with an opportunity to hear cutting edge information about the latest processes and technologies impacting biopharmaceutical development and manufacture.    A complete presentation schedule is available online at http://www.bio2008.org/schedule.

 

The 2008 BIO International Convention will attract more than 20,000 attendees, host an exhibition of more than 2,200 companies and a Business Forum of more than 12,000 partnering meetings. The event host is the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

BIO represents more than 1,150 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.  BIO also produces the annual BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. To learn more about Biotechnology Industry Organization, please visit:  www.bio.org

BioProcess International provides its 30,032 subscribers with the latest technologies and applications driving the development and manufacture process of biopharmaceutical applications, including:  proteins, peptides, hormones, vaccines, gene therapies, cell and tissue therapies, and biodiagnostics.  To learn more about BioProcess International, please visit:  www.bioprocessintl.com.

 

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO-Europe Spring 
April 7-9, 2008
Madrid, Spain

BIO National Venture Conference
April 22-23, 2008
Boston, Mass.

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
April 27-30, 2008
Chicago, Ill.

2008 BIO International Convention
June 17-20, 2008
San Diego, Calif. 

About BIO

BIO represents more than 1,150 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 technologies. BIO also produces the annual BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

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