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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.

(Hilton Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego)

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 ZeClinics. Sign up ICCS here.

Chek the ICCS Agenda 

(San Diego Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101, Upper level Room)

Tuesday 20th of June

5:00 – 06:30 pm Hospitality Reception at Spanish Pavilion

(San Diego Convention Center, booth #5315,)

Wednesday 21st of June

10:00 am  Meeting with the Texas Official Delegation. Rolando Pablos, Texas Secretary of State and Bryan Daniel, Executive Director of the Governor´s Economic Development Team will lead this encounter aimed to explain the opportunities and advantages offered by this state to the biotechnology and life sciences companies.

(San Diego Convention Center: 111 W. Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101, room 23B, Upper Level).

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.

(San Diego Convention Center, The Spotlight Theatre in the Sails Pavilion)

04:15 pm– Oryzon Genomics Company Presentation 

Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with U.S. corporate office in Cambridge, MA (one of the European leaders in the development of epigenetics-based therapeutics) will present its innovation for the selective inhibitor of the  LSD1, ORY-1001, aimed to patients with acute leukemia. Products ORY-2001 and ORY-3001 aimed to neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory disorders will be also explained. 

(San Diego Convention Center, Theater 4 )



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 and 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:  




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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 2017 in figures

  • 30 Catalan companies and institutions
  • 18,500 industry leaders from 76 countries
  • More than 1,800 exhibitors
  • 41,408 partnering meetings