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BIO Chicago 2013

Biocat was present at BIO International Convention 2013 held in Chicago from 22 to 25 April. It is the world's leading event in biotechnology and it gathered over 16,500 managers, researchers and investors from around the world. Catalan participation was formed by 25 companies and 10 institutions.


BIO Chicago 2013

The top global convention in the biotechnology sector


BIO International Convention 2013 held in Chicago brought together more than 13,500 delegates from 62 countries, 1,722 exhibitors and performed 25,573 partnering meetings.

The Catalan delegation coordinated by Biocat for the seventh consecutive year and which was formed by 25 biotechnological, biomedical and venture capital companies and 10 institutions, represented more than 50% of the Spanish pavilion. It was a great opportunity to network with international leading managers and, more specifically, to license projects and technologies, promote own franchises, introduce new products, find partners, promote the own business and expand into new markets.

The Spanish official pavilion of 418 square meters, where the BioRegion of Catalonia was, was located in the central hall (number 1417) next to France, Israel, Illinois (the state hosting fair), Maryland, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, among others. There were also represented BioBasque and Andalusia BioRegion, with 9 companies in total, as well as other 30 institutions of autonomous communities without established bioregion. The Spanish participation was officially convened by the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) and was managed through the bioregions in collaboration with the Spanish Association of Biotechnology Companies (Asebio).

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Catalan delegation members


With booth

 - AB-Biotics

 Janus Developments                                            

 - Archivel Farma


 - BCN Peptides

 Plasmia Biotech           

 - GP Pharm

  - Salvat Biotech

 - Grifols Engineering





Without booth


 - Gri-Cel           


 - Intelligent Pharma

 Baker & Mckenzie

 - Laboratorios Rubió 


 - Lacer

 - Bioibérica

 - Lykera Biomed

 - Bioemprèn

 - Phyture Biotech

 - Bionure

 - PerformLab

 - Caixa Capital Risc

 - ReadyCell





 -  Biocat   


 -  ACCIÓ 


  - Centre de Recerca en Enginyeria Biomèdica (CREB)


  - Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG)


 Institut de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (IRB Barcelona)


 - Leitat Centre Tecnològic


 - Health Universitat de Barcelona Campus (HUBc)


 - Xarxa BioNanoMed Catalunya


 - Xarxa Oncocat



Related documents:
BIO International Convention

BIO basic information

  • Date: 22 - 25 April 2013
  • Organized by: Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Location: Chicago (Illinois, United States)
  • BioRegion of Catalonia pavilion: Booth #1417

BIO 2013 in figures

  • 3,594 delegates from 62 countries
  • 1,722 exhibitors
  • 25,573 meetings one-to-one
  • 167 corporate presentations
  • 800 conference speakers