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BIO Boston 2012

BIO International Convention 2012, held in Boston, was one of the most important for the Catalan delegation which was supported by the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, and brought together more than 72 companies and organizations and represented 60% of the Spanish delegation. The convention gathered more than 16,500 delegates from 65 countries, 10 international delegations, 2,000 exhibitors and carried out 25,291 partnering meetings.

BIO Boston 2012

The top global convention in the biotechnology sector

Connect, partner and innovate was the motto of the BIO International Convention 2012 which celebrated its twentieth edition in Boston (Massachusetts, USA) from 18th to 21st June 2012. This BIO brought together more than 16,500 delegates from 65 countries, 2,000 exhibitors, 2,900 companies and 25,291 partnering meetings. Biocat, like in the previous five editions, coordinated the participation of the Catalan delegation which was formed by 50 companies and 22 organizations from the biotechnology and biomedical sector.

The Spanish pavilion, within which Catalonia represented more than 60%, was the largest international pavilion ahead of countries such as Brazil, China, India and Russia. It was located at a strategic point just in front of Massachusetts, the host state, and occupied an area of ​​600 square meters. It consisted of 54 company booths: 32 of them were from the BioRegion of Catalonia; 8 from Andalucía BioRegión; 7 from BioBasque, and the 7 more from the other autonomous communities.

Biocat had a distinctive space in the center of the pavilion (booth 437) with 18 Catalan companies and 22 research and support institutions. The Catalan delegation had an unprecedented institutional support through the presence of the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Artur Mas; the Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Andreu Mas-Colell; the Minister of Health, Boi Ruiz; and other government representatives.


Catalan delegation membres

With booth

 - AB-Biotics

 - Laboratorios Rubió                                            

 - AB-Therapeutics

 - Laboratorios Salvat

 - Althia

 - Lifesciences Entrepreneur      

 - Anaxomics Biotech

 - Lykera Biomed

 - Aromics

 - Nanotargeting 

 - Archivel

 - Neurotec Pharma

 - BCN Peptides

 - Omnia Molecular 

 - Biochemize

 - Oryzon Genomics

 - Bionure Farma

 - Palau Pharma

 - GP-Pharm

 - Palobiofarma

 - Grifols Engineering

 - Plasmiabiotech

 - Hexascreen Culture Technologies

 - Readycell

 - ImmunNovative Developments

 - Recerca Clínica

 - Intelligent Pharma

 - Reig Jofré

 - Janus Developments

 - Trifermed

 - Kymos Pharma Services

 - VCN Biosciences


Without booth

 - Advancell                             

 - Gesaworld     

 - Baker & Mckenzie

 - Gri-Cell      

 - Bioemprèn

 - Lacer

 - Bioiberica

 - Natura Bissé Internacional

 - Biokit

 - Performlab

 - Caixa Capital Risc

 - Rousaud Costas Duran

 - Draconis pharma

 - Sagetis Biotech

 - Era Biotech

 - Thrombotargets

 - Esteve

 - Ysios Capital Partners




 - Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA)

 - Ajuntament de Barcelona

 - Institut Guttmann

 - Banc de Sang i Teixits

 - Leitat Centre Tecnològic

 - Biocat   

 - Oficina de Transferència de Tecnologia del IQAC 

 - Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

 - Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB)

 - Biomedical Engineering Research Center

 - Parc de l'Alba, Sincrotró Alba

- Centre Nacional de Microelectrònica (CSIC)

 - Secot

 - Fundació Bosch i Gimpera

 - Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona (UPC)

 - Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica 

- Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

 - Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN)

 - Xarxa BioNanoMed Catalunya

 - IRB Barcelona 

Xarxa Oncocat


Related documents:
BIO International Convention

BIO basic information

  • Date: 18 - 21 June 2012
  • Organized by: Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Location: Boston (Massachusetts, United States)
  • BioRegion of Catalonia pavilion: Booth #437

BIO 2012 in figures

  • 72 Catalan companies and institutions
  • Over 16,500 delegates from 65 countries
  • 2,000 exhibitors
  • 25,291 partnering meetings