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2014 BIO International Convention to Highlight Digital Health through Partnership with the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance
|By Business Wire
|April 2, 2014 05:11 PM EDT
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,
“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 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.
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:
Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD
Upcoming WLSA Events:
October 29-31, 2014
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