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BIO San Francisco 2016

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 6th to 9th June 2016 in the Californian city of San Francisco. At the moment, there are 42 companies and entities confirmed and 28 Spanish companies and entities.

In last year's edition there were almost 30,000 meetings between more than 15,000 international delegates. 

BIO International Convention

Next edition of BIO International Convention will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (California, USA) from 6th to 9th June 2016. One 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 #605), where is located the Catalan Bioregion pavilion, is very close to the Business Forum, and is conveniently located next to the main sponsors of the fair.

The Biocat call for participating in the event is already closed. If you have not signed up, you can do so directly with BIO.

New this year is the participation that includes the pass to Convention Acces & Partnering, which gives the access to the partnering system and arrange meetings at Business Forum, as well as giving acces to the whole program of the event. So this year there is not partnering in the pavilion, only in the Business Forum area, whether or not exhibitor. The partnering will also be extended to three and a half days begining on Monday 6th June.

The first day, on 6 June at 9 am, will take place the event organised by ICEX Spain Kicks off BIO 2016: Innovation in Biotech. From translation, transfer and licensing through spin-out and VC financing.


On this page you will be informed of all relevant aspects regarding the participation to the fair and other areas of interest. At the same time, we advise those interested in attending the conference to book travel and accommodation as soon as possible because the rate of occupany during these days will be at maximum levels. 

Follow the last conference news on Twitter with the hashtag #BIO2016.


Catalan delegation at BIO 2016


So far, 42 Catalan companies and organizations will be at the fair, five more than in 2015. Among them there are 33 companies and the others are institutions and organizations. Five companies (Archivel Farma, BCN Peptides, SalvatBiotech, TrifermedCBDO i ZeClinics) will be present with a booth within the pavilion of the Bioregion, but Grifols and Grifols Engineering, will have its own booth (número #2511) 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:

Ability Pharma 

Minoryx Therapeutics

Archivel Pharma



Oryzon Genomics 


SOM Biotech 

GP Pharm

Spherium Biomed

Grifols Internacional

Thrombotargets Europe 

IDP Pharma



Biotechnology - R&D Services:

BCN Peptides

Plasmia Biotech





Intelligent Pharma 



Biotechnology - Other:






Gebro Pharma


Laboratorios Salvat



Ferrer Internacional



Professional Services and Consulting:

Grifols Engineering


Oficina Ponti



Public-Non profit organizations:

ACCIO - Catalonia Trade & Investment

Institut Germans Trias i Pujol


IRB Barcelona


Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona

Centre de Regulació Genòmica (CRG)

Vall d'Hebron Institut de Recerca





PDF iconSee catalogue of BioRegion of Catalonia at BIO 2016




On 6th of June, the first day of the fair, ICEX organizes the event Spain Kicks off BIO 2016: Innovation in Biotech. From translation, transfer and licensing through spin-out and VC financing. It is a panel discussion with industry experts –representants from Eli LillyRoche and Stanford University, among others–, about how to develop and execute your strategy successfully, as well as best practices and what you need to understand in any approach. It is also a opportunity to get the ability to understand your market and customer and identify the best strategy for your product. There will also be a networking reception and the access is free –previous registration.

Check the complete program of the Convention and other relevant aspects on the BIO International Convention website.


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BIO San Francisco 2016

BIO basic information

  • Date: 6-9 June 2016
  • Organized by: Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • Venue: Moscone Center, San Francisco (USA)
  • BioRegion of Catalonia pavilion: Booth #605

BIO 2016 in figures

  • 42 Catalan companies and institutions
  • 15.937 assistants form 76 countries
  • 6.283 delegates
  • 15.937 industry leaders
  • 1.800 exhibitors
  • 35.700 partnering meetings