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Registration for the 2012 BIO International Convention Now Available

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<em>Global Event for Biotechnology to be Held June 18-21, 2012 in Boston&nbsp;</em></p>

WASHINGTON, DC (November 16, 2011) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization(BIO) announced today that registration for the 2012 BIO International Conventionis now available.  Hosted by BIO, the global event for biotechnology will be held June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. The Convention showcases the many ways in which biotech continues to offer answers and hope for the world’s most pressing issues and provide high-quality, high-wage jobs.

The 2012 BIO International Convention will feature more than 125 sessions in 13 breakout session tracks addressing the latest business opportunities, challenges, information and the newest innovations for executives, investors, scientists, and policy leaders.  More than 1,000 speakers will share breakthroughs in medicine, diagnostics, the environment, energy production, food and agriculture and more. 

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.Last year, the BIO Business Forum hosted a record breaking 21,183 partnering meetings between 2,410 companies discussing licensing, deal making and potential collaborations.

For the first time at the 2012 BIO International Convention, BIO will offer expanded partnering opportunities by providing access to a greater number of companies and other potential partners within the BIO One-on-One PartneringTM and greater flexibility in scheduling meetings and meeting location.

In 2011, the Convention held in Washington, DCattracted15,626 industry leaders from 48 states and 65 countries. In addition, the event drew 11 U.S. Governorsand more than 100 international public officials.

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 here.  Advance media registration will be available through June 17, 2012.  

BIO performs many services for members, but none of them is more visible than the BIO International Convention. The Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry.The BIO International Convention supports BIO’s ongoing 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 biotech innovation.

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Upcoming BIO Events

BioMalaysia 2011 Conference & Exhibition/
2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy

November 21-23, 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BIO Asia International Partnering Conference
January 31 – February 1, 2012
Osaka, Japan

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 13-14, 2012
New York, NY

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioprocessing
April 29-May 2, 2012
Orlando, FL

2012 BIO International Convention
June 18-21, 2012
Boston, MA