Bioscience Leaders and Investors to Conduct Workshops at BIO Mid-America VentureForum 2006

Aug 10, 2006, 01:00 ET from Biotechnology Industry Organization

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biotechnology Industry
 Organization's (BIO) Mid-America VentureForum 2006, scheduled for September
 25-27 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland, OH, will feature a series
 of workshops to address current challenges facing emerging biotechnology
 company executives and opportunities for investors.
     The BIO Mid-America VentureForum is the Midwest's largest annual
 gathering of biotechnology and medical device companies, venture
 capitalists, angel investors, and investment bankers from across the U.S.
 and Canada.
     Workshops will feature panel discussions among leaders in the financial
 and biotech industries on issues such as alternative capital sources,
 investing in innovation, state growth initiatives, globalization,
 regulatory review and bioclusters. Workshops include:
      * The New Bioscience Start-Up Investors: Hedge Funds, Foundations and
      * Promise and Pitfalls of Investing in Cutting Edge Technologies:
        Stem Cells, Personalized Medicine and Nanotech;
      * State Growth Initiative: Catalyzing Entrepreneurship Through
        Progressive Programs;
      * Globalization's New Opportunities for Early-Stage Companies:
        Suppliers, Markets and Investors;
      * Strategies for Accelerating Regulatory Review Processes;
      * Accelerating Healthcare Clusters: Successful, Short-Term Models.
     For additional information or to register for the BIO Mid-America
 VentureForum, please visit .
     Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media. Advance
 media registration is available at through September
 15, 2006. Onsite registration is available only to reporters and editors
 working full-time for print or broadcast news organizations with valid
 media credentials.
     BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic
 institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across
 the United States and in 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the
 research and development of health-care, agricultural, industrial and
 environmental biotechnology products.

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