Arizona gears up for international bioscience expo

November 27, 2006

By hammersmith

The Arizona BioIndustry Association and the Arizona Department of Commerce (ADOC) have teamed with public and private partners statewide to promote Arizona’s bioscience industry at BIO 2007, the world’s largest annual conference and exposition devoted to the biotechnology industry.

BIO 2007, which is expected to draw more than 18,000 registrants, will take place in Boston from May 6-9.

As part of the exposition, states and nations promote their bioscience assets in an exhibit hall. A pavilion themed “Biozona — Enhancing Life, Advancing Science,” will highlight Arizona’s collective strengths in the biosciences. The theme is an expression of the new brand identity for Arizona’s growing bioscience sector.

The Arizona exhibit will showcase the state’s core competencies of cancer therapeutics, neurological sciences, bioengineering, optical sciences, and bioinformatics. It will also feature research conducted at the state’s three universities.

“Our growing presence at BIO over the years shows our growth as a national player in the industry,” said Gil Jimenez, Commerce Department director. “It makes a huge impact that we participate as a coalition, and that we exhibit at BIO each year with bigger and better product offerings.”

For more information:

Bio 2007

Arizona BioIndustry Association

Arizona Department of Commerce