News | May 23, 2008

2008 BIO International Convention's Innovation Corridor To Highlight The Future Of Biotechnology

Innovation Corridor to include daily presentations for the first time ever

Washington, DC - Academics and industry leaders will showcase their innovative ideas on the next groundbreaking technologies in the life sciences at the 2008 BIO International Convention's Innovation Corridor poster sessions. Hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the global event for biotechnology will take place June 17-20 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.

The Innovation Corridor will play host to presentations representing many different aspects of biotechnology and the life sciences including bioengineering, biologics, cancer, diagnostics, genomics, infectious disease, reproductive health, and stem cells.

"Participants in the Innovation Corridor represent the future of our industry," said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. "The ideas and concepts represented in their presentations will play an important role in the next generation of biotech therapies and applications."

For the first time ever, Innovation Corridor Poster Session winners will present their findings over the course of the convention. Winning presentations include:

  • Device to Prevent Contrast-Induced Kidney Failure presented by Paul Petrovich, University of Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 17, 10:15am
  • Expanding Organ Donor Pool by "Ex Vivo Repair" with a Novel siRNA-Containing Organ Storage Solution presented by Wei-Ping Min, Lawson Health Research Institute, Tuesday, June 17, 10:45am
  • Click Chemistry: The Reach of a Few Good Reactions, presented by Valery Fokin, The Scripps Research Institute, Wednesday, June 18, 10:15am
  • Bacteriophage Amplification Technology: a platform for development of rapid antibiotic susceptibility tests, presented by Drew Smith, MicroPhage, Inc, Wednesday, June 18, 10:45am
  • Rapid Diagnostic for CNS Ischemia due to Stroke, TIA, and TBI, presented by Allan Goldberg, Lesanne Life Sciences, LLC, Thursday, June 19, at 10:15am
  • Hydrous Ethanol-Reducing Cost and Energy Use, presented by Tom Donald, HE Blends, Thursday, June 19, 10:45am.

Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the news media. To register, please visit Reporters and editors working full-time for print, broadcast, and online news organizations may register onsite with valid media credentials. All freelancers, college and online publications are strongly encouraged to register in advance by Wednesday, June 4, 2008.

The BIO International Convention helps to support the association's programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.

About BIO
BIO represents more than 1,200 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 technologies. BIO also produces the annual BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.