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BIO San Diego 2008

More than 80 professionals from 23 companies and 18 Catalan institutions met at the fair BIO International Convention from 17 to 20 June in San Diego (California). Biocat organized for the second consecutive year the Catalan presence in the most important world-wide fair for the biotechnology sector, where more than 20,000 professionals from 70 different countries came together.

BIO San Diego 2008

The leading biotechnology fair


On 2008, Biocat coordinated for the second time the Catalan presence at the BIO International Convention held in San Diego (California, USA) from 17 to 20 June. This meeting is one of the most important appointments for all stakeholders involved in biotechnology, since it represents the most important world-wide fair in the sector.

In this edition, the pavilion doubled its exhibition space compared to 2007 with a total of 250 m2. More than 80 representatives of Catalan companies and institutions with more than 50 Catalan researchers living in California were presented at the event. In such a way, they doubled the participation of the previous edition.


Members of the Catalan delegation



 - Advancell      

 - Instituto Universitario de Ciència y Tecnologia                     

 - Anaxomics Biotech

 - Intelligent Pharma   

 - Aromics

 - Kerentech

 - Archivel Pharma

 - Microart

 - Bioglutamic

 - Ninsar Agrosciences

 - Caixa Capital Risc

 - Omnia Molecular

 - Enantia

 - Oryzon Genomics

 - Endor Nanotechnologies

 - Palau Pharma

 - Esteve

 - Salvat Biotech

 - Ferrer Incode

 - Tecnoparc Reus

 - Fundación Privada ASCAMM

 - Ysios Capital Partners

 - Infociencia






 - Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB)

 - Ajuntament de Barcelona

 - Leitat Technological Center

 - Biocat   

 Banc de Sang i Teixits

 - Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal

 - Institut Català de Nanotecnologia

 - Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica 

 Institut de Medicina Predictiva i Personalitzada del Càncer

 - Fundació Privada Institut d'Alta Tecnologia

 - Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron

 - Fundació Parc Taulí

 - Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC)

 - Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB)

 - Centre de Medicina Regenerativa de Barcelona (CMRB)

- Parc de Recerca UAB 

Related documents
BIO International Convention

BIO basic information

  • Date: 17 - 20 June 2008
  • Organizer: Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Venue: San Diego (California, United States)
  • Pavilion of the BioRegion of Catalonia: Booth #1431

BIO 2008 in figures

  • 2,200 companies and institutions from 70 different countries
  • 20,000 international delegates 
  • 12,000 partnering meetings
  • More than 80 Catalan professionals
  • 23 companies and 18 Catalan institutions