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2014 BIO International Convention to Highlight Digital Health through Partnership with the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) today announced a partnership to explore the intersection between digital health and biotechnology through the inaugural Digital Health Zone and Forum at the 2014 BIO International Convention®. This year’s event will be held June 23-26, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.

“As technology continues to revolutionize healthcare, we are seeing an increased need to highlight the growing potential that lies in the combination of wireless devices, apps and social networks to deliver higher levels of patient-centric care,” said Scott Whitaker, President of the BIO International Convention. “We are excited to partner with WLSA and welcome these cutting-edge companies to our event as they are paving the way for the next generation of healthcare.”

“The BIO International Convention affords a wonderful opportunity for digital health companies to meet and partner with pharmaceutical and biotech firms,” said Robert McCray, President and CEO of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance. “As all areas of healthcare continue to become more integrated, these partnerships will create new opportunities for collaboration among next-generation digital health and biotechnology companies.”

Companies featured in the Digital Health Zone are focused on delivering cost effective, high quality medicine in a more personalized and precise manner. Zone participants will have dedicated exhibit space and participate in BIO’s One-on-One Partnering™ system.

The Digital Health Forum, June 24 and June 25, will explore the innovation crossover between biotech, wireless technology and translational medicine. Forum co-chairs Wainwright Fishburn, Partner, Cooley, LLP and Board Member, WLSA; Ryan Sysko, CEO, Welldoc and Andrew Thompson, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Proteus Digital Health as well as industry thought leaders, innovators and stakeholders will discuss the latest developments in digital health and how this will impact the future of the healthcare industry.

Advance media registration is available for qualified reporters working full time for print, broadcast and web publications with valid press credentials. To register, please visit here.

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 Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA)

The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) is a special purpose trade organization dedicated to creating value and improving global health by accelerating and promoting the adoption of innovative healthcare technologies that empower consumers and innovative health systems. WLSA members include CEOs, senior level executives, entrepreneurs, companies of all sizes, foundations, educational institutions, scientists, physicians, and policy makers. WLSA global partners and companies use wireless and connected health innovations to better manage chronic conditions, preempt disease and improve the lives of the elderly and under-served populations around the world.

Upcoming BIO Events:

BIO Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

BIO International Convention
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD

Upcoming WLSA Events:

Wireless Health Conference
October 29-31, 2014
Bethesda, Maryland

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