The 2012 BIO International Convention is set to host 125 sessions and speakers addressing the current state of the global economy as well as emerging trends and best practices for biotech companies. The event will be hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and will take place from June 18 until June 21, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
According to a statement from BIO Program Committee Co-Chair and Founding Director, Massachusetts Tech Transfer Center Dr. Abigail Barrow, “There is truly something for everyone at the BIO International Convention – whether this is your first BIO or your 10th. The programming consistently spotlights the most pressing issues in the biotech industry while hearing from leading industry experts.”
The BIO International Convention Program Committee also recently elected 125 thought-provoking and timely sessions among 13 educational tracks. The 2012 sessions will host top thought leaders to address those in attendance about top industry concerns. The tracks include: Achieving Regulatory Approval and Compliance, Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals, Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer, Business Development, Drug Discovery and Development, Finance, Food and Agriculture, Global Innovation and Markets, Health Policy and Reimbursement, Innovations in Vaccines, International Case Studies, Manufacturing of Biologics and Drugs and Personalized Medicine and Diagnostics.
Opening day of the event will include a whole host of activities like Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, Product Delivery Workshop (Understanding the Path to Commercialization), a Leadership Summit, Biotech Primer (Understanding Biotech in the News), Transitional Research Forum, Diversity Summit, BIO Care Fair and One-on-One Partnering.
For BIO to be able to provide the timeliest session topics possible, the group is offering a late-breaking breakout session slot in most tracks. Proposals for the late-breaking sessions will be accepted from February 20th until March 5th, 2012, with late-breaking applicants able to apply at convention.bio.org.
Source: Market Watch – 2012 BIO International Convention to Highlight Insights from Senior Biotech Executives on Latest Trends, Emerging Policy, and Business Development Issues