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BIO San Diego 2017

Biocat once again coordinates the Catalan delegation participation at BIO International Convention, the leading global convention and partnering event in the biotechnology sector that will be held from 19th to 22th June 2017 in San Diego.

At the moment, there are 30 Catalan companies and entities confirmed and 35 from the rest of Spain.

At the 2016 edition in San Francisco, the fair had more than 1,800 exhibitors and 15,937 attendees from 76 countries, who during 3 days did 35,700 partnering meetings.

BIO International 2016

Next edition of BIO International Convention will be held at the San Diego Convention Center (California, USA) from 19th to 22th June 2017. Once again, Biocat coordinates the participation of the entities from the BioRegion of Catalonia and will be the main interlocutor when making the necessary arrangements with ICEX, statewide coordinating body. The Spanish pavilion (booth #5315), where is located the Catalan BioRegion pavilion.

The Biocat call for participating in the event is already closed. If you have not signed up, you can do so directly with BIO.



Check the program of the Convention and other relevant aspects on the BIO International Convention  website.

In parallel Biocat will be joining different activities during the event:

Monday 19th of June

08:30 am - 1:00 pm Hilton Gaslamp Quarter​ will host the ICEX Spain Kicks off BIO 2017 “Biotech IP for Business Development, Licensing & Fund-raising”, as a starting shot that will allow meetings with north american enterprises.

11:30 am – 5:00 pm  International Cancer Cluster Showcase – BIO 2017– different worldwide Bioregions will be  showcasing cutting edge oncology innovations as well as presenting the most avant-garde  business projects in front of 200 attendees related to investment and business development. The program will include a poster exhibition, clusters and companies presentations and a networking reception.

Biocat and Catalonia Trade & Investment will be event partners. Furthermore, Biocat will showcase the main assets of the BioRegion of Catalonia. Afterwards, two Catalan companies will expose their innovate projects in oncology: Ability Pharmaceuticals and Zeclínics.

Check the ICCS program here (San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101, Upper level Room). 

Tuesday 20th of June

5:00 pm Hospitality Reception at Spanish Pavilion (booth #5315, San Diego Convention Center). 

Wednesday 21st of June

01:00 – 01:15 pm Global Innovation Hubs – The BioRegion of Catalonia Presentation – 5 reasons to invest– Biocat will present the main reasons for attracting foreign investment  (The Spotlight Theatre in the Sails Pavilion, San Diego Convention Center). 


Check the BIO San Diego 2017 Delegates Dossier (Catalan/English).*

* Official ICEX Catalogue will be available shortly.


Catalan delegation at BIO 2016

So far, 30 BioRegion companies and organizations in the fields of biotechnology, pharma as well as research centers and consultancy services will be at the fair.

5 companies (BCN Peptides, Oryzon Genomics, Salvat Biotech, Trifermed y Zeclinics) will be present with a booth within the pavilion of the Bioregion, but  Grifols will have its own booth (#5007) at the fair outside the Spanish pavilion.

Below there is a table showing the Catalan companies that will attend the event, either on their own or coordinated by Biocat:


Biotechnology - Therapeutics & Diagnostics:



Biotechnology - R&D Services:




Professional Services and Consulting: 



 Public Non-Profit Organizations:


Venture Capital Entities:  




On this page you will be informed of all relevant aspects regarding the participation to the fair and other areas of interest. At the same time, we advise those interested in attending the conference to book travel and accommodation as soon as possible because the rate of occupancy during these days will be at maximum levels. 

Follow the last conference news on Twitter with the hashtag #BIO2017.


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BIO basic information

  • Date: June 19-22, 2017
  • Organized by: Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Venue:  San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA (EUA)
  • BioRegion of Catalonia pavilion: Booth #5315

BIO 2016 in figures

  • 42 Catalan companies and institutions
  • 15,937 assistants form 76 countries
  • 6,283 delegates
  • 15,937 industry leaders
  • 1,800 exhibitors
  • 35,700 partnering meetings