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 Angels; * 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 http://bma.bio.org/opencms/bma/2006 . Registration is complimentary for credentialed news media. Advance media registration is available at http://www.bio.org/news/pressreg/index.asp?multiEvent=17 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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