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Open Therapeutics’ leadership to attend the BIO International Convention – The Global Event for Biotechnology

Open Therapeutics with be attending The BIO International Convention which is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 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.

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June 19-22, 2017 | San Diego, CA

BIO Members receive a discounted rate to the BIO International Convention

  1. Interested in becoming a BIO Member? Visit
  2. Wondering if your company is already a BIO Member? View the BIO Membership Directory.

History of the BIO International Convention

The first BIO International Convention was held in 1993 and attracted approximately 1,400 attendees. The largest event to date was in Boston, Mass. in 2007, with more than 22,000 attendees. Media coverage has increased as well, from a smattering of trade-press reporters in the early years to more than 400 reporters in recent years. Many of the session topics are focused on perennial themes: raising capital in the venture and public markets; FDA, USDA, and EPA regulation; and patenting trends. Growth of the meeting, and BIO overall, has paralleled that of the young, dynamic industry BIO represents.

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. Past speakers include Will Smith, Dr. Bennet Omalu, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Tony Blair, Michael J. Fox, Sir Elton John, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, and General Colin Powell, among many others. 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.

Future Convention Dates

  • 2018: June 4-7, Boston, MA (25th Anniversary)
  • 2019: June 3-6, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2020: June 8-11, San Diego, CA

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Our Effort

Open Therapeutics is a major backer of open science and open access efforts.

Open Therapeutics freely provides to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) scientists, or another other seriously interested persons, intellectual properties (patents, etc.), grant funding, lab equipment, document development tools, and preprint server in a collaboration platform (Therapoid™).

When the researchers advance the intellectual properties, s/he gains ScienceCoins™; a blockchain-based cryptocurrency.