[Chicago, IL – April 22, 2013] – A number of Hoosier companies and university representatives are heading to the International Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Convention, being held this week in Chicago, IL. Represented through the Indiana Health Industry Forum, the Indiana affiliate of BIO, the group is promoting companies, technologies, talent and the support network that have made Indiana a recognized national leader in the life sciences.
The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech. The convention offers key networking and partnering opportunities and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry. The Convention also features the BIO Business Forum (One-on-One Partnering), hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations, and the world’s largest biotechnology exhibition. In 2012, the BIO conference drew 16,505 industry leaders from 49 states and 65 countries. The 180,550 sq. ft. BIO Exhibition featured more than 2,000 exhibitors including 34 country and 26 state pavilions.
“We are delighted to be exhibiting with such a large and diverse group this year”, said Kristin Jones, president of the Indiana Health Industry Forum. “We have a great group of smaller companies that can really benefit from the exposure of being here as well as using this as a chance to promote some of our best biomedical and research programs and students. We’ve tried to bring together all of the components that make Indiana such a strong cluster and are working to tell the complete story behind what we have”.
In addition to IHIF, companies and universities exhibiting in the IHIF booth include: Anson Group (Indianapolis), BASi (West Lafayette), Bloomington Life Sciences Partnership (Bloomington), Cientive Group (Indianapolis), Curvo (Evansville), Duke Energy (Plainfield), Faegre Baker Daniels (Indianapolis), Genomic Innovations for Vector Eradication (GIVE) (West Lafayette), GoLIMS (South Bend), Indiana BioPharma LLC (Indianapolis), Indy Partnership (Indianapolis), Microfluidic Innovations (West Lafayette), ImmuneWorks (Indianapolis), Prosolia (Indianapolis), Phlebotics Inc. (West Lafayette), 3D Integrated Pharmaceuticals (West Lafayette), Salubrinal (Indianapolis), Purdue University/Discovery Park (West Lafayette), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute), and Indiana University (Indianapolis/Bloomington). Other Indiana companies also exhibiting at the show include: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Commissioning Agents, Inc., Cook Pharmica and Cook General Biotechnology, the University of Notre Dame, and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. IHIF’s exhibition at BIO is sponsored by: Anson Group, Duke Energy, Indiana University/Innovate Indiana, Purdue University/Discovery Park, BASi, Commissioning Agents, Inc., Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, and the Indy Partnership.
Since January IHIF has been promoting this year’s Indiana exhibitors to past show attendees, members of the venture investment community, and corporate technology scouts. Additionally, the booth will feature “open-house” hours for each of the universities to use to connect with alumni, those interested in corporate engagement, and those interested in licensing university technologies. More information on the companies and activities planned for BIO can be found on-line at www.ihif.org/pages/bio.
The 2014 BIO Convention will be held June 23 -26 in San Diego, California.
The diverse members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry. The Forum connects key stakeholders to: enhance business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation. Our mission is to make Indiana the premier location to start and grow a health science business. IHIF is the Indiana affiliate organization for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). For more information, please visit www.ihif.org.
ABOUT THE BIO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Celebrating its 20th year, the BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry. The event features keynotes and sessions from key policymakers, scientists, CEOs, and celebrities. The Convention also features the BIO Business Forum (One-on-One Partnering), hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations, and the world’s largest biotechnology exhibition – the BIO Exhibition.