BIO-Europe 2007 Draws Record Crowd of Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industry Leaders
16 Nov 2007Over 2000 leaders from the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry gathered this week for the 13th Annual BIO-Europe 2007 International Partnering Conference. The conference was held in Hamburg, Germany on November 12-14 and was co-organized by the EBD Group and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), in partnership with European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises.
The conference included 19 interactive workshops, panel discussions, international seminars and company presentations. The Opening Plenary focused on the anticipated convergence between biotech and the pharmaceutical industry. Panelists discussed the opportunity for biologics to enable pharmaceutical companies to achieve greater market share, as well as overlaps and convergence between biotech and Big Pharma.
“This year's BIO-Europe was the largest held to date with over 2200 delegates. This highly successful event brought together biotech and pharmaceutical industry leaders from around the globe to develop partnerships, share insights on business trends, and discuss policy issues and other factors that impact the biotech industry," said Jim Greenwood, President and Chief Executive Officer of BIO.
Attendees came from around the world to participate in over 8500 partnering meetings geared toward exploring mutually beneficial deals. A Plenary Session entitled, “A Day in the Life of Experienced Dealmakers,” featured leading dealmakers highlighting recent case studies and discussing the externalization of research and development, trends within mergers and acquisitions and licensing opportunities.
BIO-Europe 2007 has exceeded expectations with over 2,200 delegates. The priority for all conference delegates is sitting down with potential partners to discuss projects for licensing, molecules, financing and other collaborative programs. “This is the key to the success we are seeing today,” said Carola Schropp, Managing Partner, EBD Group. "The success of BIO-Europe sets the stage for an exciting and productive BIO-Europe Spring®
partnering conference in Madrid, Spain, April 7-9, 2008”.
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