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The Barcelona Science Park participates in the BIO Washington 2011 convention

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The Barcelona Science Park participates in the BIO Washington 2011 convention

The Barcelona Science Park (PCB) will be participating,with its own individual stand, in the the 2011 BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) convention in Washington , the largest international meeting of the biotech sector that will be held on May 27-30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Washington DC). The Catalan delegation –coordinated by Biocat for the fifth consecutive year-– is once more the largest in Spain (50%) with 59 companies and institutions, over one third of which are based at the Barcelona Science Park.

Biocat as it has done for the past four years, is coordinating the participation of Catalan companies and organizations from the biotechnology and biomedicine sector in the BioRegió of Catalonia. Catalan representatives will be located in the Spanish pavilion coordinated by the ICEX in collaboration with Genoma España, Asebio and the three BioRegions with their own dedicated area: Catalonia, the Basque Country and Andalusia.

The BioRegion of Catalonia pavilion will have 250 square meters of space for 27 individual stands and 42 square meters set aside for Biocat, which they make available to the 16 research institutions and biotech-related organizations, and 15 companies that are participating in the convention without their own stand. The Catalan companies that have confirmed they will participate are mainly biotechnology firms, although there are also some pharmaceutical, medical technology and sector-support businesses.

For Catalan companies and research organizations, BIO is a worldwide showcase for the biotechnology industry, the place where they can test new markets and establish contacts with clients, partners and investors. In addition to the exhibition space, BIO offers a series of activities like partnering sessions; the presentation of renowned sectorial reports from Ernest & Youg and Burrill; a wide-reaching schedule of conferences and debates with keynote speakers like former British Prime Minister Tony Blair; and a variety of events to foster networking.

Biocat will promote Catalan participation with actions geared toward local companies and organizations, international delegations and Catalan researchers from the area, with the aim of driving competitiveness, strengthening international links and attracting talent to the sector, this time in one of the main hubs of worldwide business. This year, the promoters of the national pavilion will encourage companies to participate in the Business Forum, the partnering space which is key to making the most of an organization’s presence at BIO.

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