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Partnering Opens for 2014 BIO International Convention With Record Number of Meetings Expected

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today announced that the One-on-One Partnering™ system is now open for the 2014 BIO International Convention®, taking place in San Diego from June 23-26. One-on-One Partnering, which enables companies to initiate business contacts and schedule private meetings at the Convention, will take place for three full days from Tuesday, June 24 through Thursday, June 26. The Convention attracts the biggest names in biotech, regularly draws 15,000 attendees, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on major trends affecting the industry.

“This year’s Convention is set to break all previous partnering records, with over 28,000 meetings expected to take place,” said Scott Whitaker, President of the BIO International Convention. “Effective deal-making is as important as the science and regulatory landscape when it comes to achieving BIO’s goals: healing, feeding and fueling the world. BIO 2014 will provide unparalleled opportunities to make the connections necessary for licensing, investment, collaboration and outsourcing deals.”

More than 3,000 companies are expected to participate in One-on-One Partnering™ meetings, which will take place in the BIO Business Forum™ as well as in the BIO Exhibition. Companies from over 60 countries will be represented.

The BIO Business Forum has grown over the past thirteen years to become the industry's largest partnering event, hosting a record breaking 25,500+ partnering meetings in 2013. In 2013, exhibitors hosted 5,430 in-booth meetings and ranked in-booth partnering and global networking as the biggest exhibitor benefit. Powered by BIO's One-on-One Partnering™ System, the BIO Business Forum™ fosters the opportunity for companies to initiate business contacts in a friendly environment and schedule private meetings prior to the Convention.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Buzz of BIO contest, which recognizes noteworthy companies in the Pipelines of Promise and Technologies of Tomorrow categories. Winners receive a complimentary Convention Access with Partnering pass, as well as the opportunity to make a company presentation in the BIO Business Forum. Voting will be open April 15 through April 22.

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.

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

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