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Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Biominas Brasil to Co-Host BIO Latin America Conference

August 3, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. and BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL (August 3, 2016) – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and Biominas Brasil will once again co-host the BIO Latin America Conference on October 26 - 28 at the Grand Hyatt São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil.  The Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (Associação Brasileira de Biotecnologia Industrial or ABBI) will join them as the 2016 Strategic Partner.

“BIO is proud to convene investors, innovators, and institutions from across Latin America as part of our commitment to spur industry growth and speed vital new breakthroughs to market. The BIO Latin America Conference will showcase the region’s progress in becoming a global leader in biotechnology,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “At a time when the region faces health and economic challenges, the biotech sector is at the forefront of research to better understand emerging infectious diseases like Zika and remains a strong economic driver of well-paying jobs that will help create new medications, fuels, and agricultural products to improve people’s lives.”

“Biominas looks forward to hosting another successful edition of the BIO Latin America Conference, this time in São Paulo – the business heart of Latin America. Throughout the three days of event, the attendees can expect a rich programming, targeted partnering meetings and an abundance of networking activities. The numerous panel sessions this year will focus on innovation and leverage the extensive business opportunities that we have in Latin America,” said Biominas President & CEO Eduardo Emrich Soares.

BIO Latin America - the industry’s must-attend conference for innovation and collaboration in Latin America’s rapidly-growing biotechnology sector - will bring together executives, researchers, and investors from Latin America and across the globe to discuss trends, navigate industry challenges, conduct partnering meetings, attend company presentations and learn about investment opportunities within this emerging market.

In addition to educational sessions and company presentations with industry thought leaders, the conference will afford attendees the opportunity to arrange meetings between investors, companies, and industry executives via BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ System. This industry-specific, web-based interactive software enables participants to move efficiently from the identification of prospective partners to discussion and negotiations.

For program, partnering, and registration information, please visit the BIO Latin America Conference website.

About BIO

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing 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. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

About Biominas

Fostering impact businesses in life sciences: that is Biominas Brasil specialty. A company with national and international operations, that has in its core business solutions focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, supporting the development of projects during all its stages: from its ideation to its expansion. Biominas also publishes bioindustry reports and organizes business events for the life sciences industry, such as the BIO Latin America Conference. For more information, visit


Upcoming BIO Events 

BIO Animal Biotech Summit

September 21-23, 2016

Bethesda, MD


BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium

September 29, 2016

Alexandria, VA

BIO Investor Forum

October 18-19, 2016

San Francisco, CA


BIO Latin America Conference

October 26-28, 2016
Grand Hyatt São Paulo, Brazil



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