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Biocat coordinates, for sixth year, the Catalan companies’ delegation to attend BIO Boston 2012

Companies can request its stand until next 20th January 2012. The pavilion of the BioRegion of Catalonia will have a strategic location in the main international biotechnology convention in the United States.

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The 20th edition of the Biotechnology International Convention (BIO), the world partnering meeting of the biotechnological sector, will take place in Boston (Massachusetts, United States) from 18th to 21st June 2012. For Catalan research companies and entities, BIO is the place to make prospection of new markets and establish contacts with customers, partners or investors (it is important to take into account that North Americans companies assisting to this fair are not usually participating in European fairs).

The ten more representative international delegations in BIO Washington 2011 were, in this order: Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Korea, Belgium, China, Japan, Spain —Catalonia accounted for 50% of all participation from Spain—, and Australia.

As in previous years, the participation of Spanish companies and organizations in the pavilion, summoned officially by the Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX), is managed through the bioregions. Biocat coordinates for the sixth consecutive year the participation of the Bioregion of Catalonia. The Spanish pavilion will occupy 600 square meters (60 stands), and within this, the Bioregion of Catalonia will have 140 square meters space for research companies, institutions and entities. Catalan participation at BIO 2011 was very representative:  42 companies (27 with stand) and 17 institutions.

Note that this year the President of the Government of Catalonia, Artur Mas, will travel to Boston during the convention.

Participate in BIO 2012

  • Companies:
    • If your company is interested in having a booth you must fill in this ICEX documentation (before 20th January 2012). The price is €1,500 per stand (for companies participating for the first or second time) and €1,750 per stand (for the rest).
    • If your company wants to attend as visitors you must send an email to:
  • Institutions and research entities please send an e-mail to communicate your interest in participating to:

Location of the Bioregion of Catalonia Pavilion

The pavilion will be located on the right side of the venue (booth 437), the central exhibition area, just in front of the host state, Massachusetts. This year the BioRegion of Catalonia pavilion will have an innovative design (details and model drafts will be provided shortly) in order to:

  • enhance the companies’ visibility,
  • invite public to visit it,
  • facilitate movement inside the pavilion,
  • and reduce the feeling of emptiness when there is no physical presence of exhibitors.

Financial aid

Genoma España offers a travel bag (55% of costs up to a maximum of €2,800 per company) for companies with stand. Please contact José María Toro (

Travel and accommodation with the Catalan delegation

Biocat, in collaboration with the agency VIAP, offers a tailored travel plan to the Catalan delegation considering availability, best financial offer, location and quality of hotel services.

More information about Catalan delegation (BioRegion of Catalonia pavilion)

Date: 18 to 21 June 2012
Venue: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center • 415 Summer Street • Boston (USA)

Biocat (Communications and External Relations Department)
Tel. +34 93 310 33 69


The BioRegion of Catalonia pavilion at BIO 2011 in Washington (USA) brought together 42 companies and 17 research institutions.