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BIO International Convention 22-25 April 2013, Chicago, USA

BIO International Convention 22-25 April 2013, Chicago, USA
Published on: 03/04/2013
World's largest and most important biotechnology event : The BIO International Convention
Event date: 22/04/2013 to 25/04/2013

The BIO International Convention is bringing together over 15.000 leaders from the academic, scientific, government and business communities to make connections and drive change on the key issues influencing life science growth and development.

The Commission's presence is co-ordinated by DG Enterprise and Industry in co-operation with DG Research and Innovation and the European Medicines Agency.

Meet us at our pavilion #5467 !

Sessions with EC contribution

  • Monday, 22 April

Translational Research Forum : Moving from Translational to Transformational - Track Special Programs

2:00 PM - 6:30 PM, room N426 C
Speaker : Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, DG Research and Innovation

  • Tuesday, 23 April

200 New Therapies and Means to Diagnose Most Rare Diseases by 2020 : Collaboration Toward Ambitious Goals -Track Orphan Disease Forum

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, room N426C
Moderator : Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, DG Research and Innovation

Regulatory Review and Market Uptake of Biosimilars : The European Experience - Track International Market Briefings

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM, room S101A
Moderator : Salvatore D'Acunto, DG Enterprise and Industry

  • Wednesday, 24 April

Is Green Public Procurement a Red Herring in the Search for Sustainability? - Track Biofuels and Biobased Chemicals

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM, room N427D
Moderator : Angel Landabaso Alvarez, DG Research and Innovation

At the European Commission pavilion #5467

  • Presence of support networks : Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Council of European BioRegions (CEBR).
  • Mini events : info sessions on “hot” topics (transatlantic business and research opportunities), cluster networking and much more.


The European Patent Office will join the BIO International Convention as well :
At the European Patent Office (EPO) pavilion #4040

Session with EPO contribution :

  • Wednesday, 24 April

The Morning After! : What to do in U.S. & European Patent Prosecution Following the Enactment of AIA - Track Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, room S404A
Speaker : Sjoerd Hoekstra, European Patent Office