CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotland will showcase the talent and collaborative spirit that has attracted many of the world's leading pharma and biotech companies to its shores at this year's BIO conference, May 3-6 in Chicago. Heading into the conference, Scottish Enterprise and sector leaders believe Scottish research and the nation's unique integrated industry approach will continue to fuel life sciences growth, particularly in scientific infrastructure, stem cell therapeutics and translational medicine.
"BIO offers Scotland an extraordinary opportunity to demonstrate our cluster's wealth of scientific talent and our ability to innovate R&D across business, academic and government sectors, ultimately providing an energised, strategic location for life science investment and commercialisation," said Rhona Allison, Senior Director Life Sciences, Scottish Enterprise. "The ability of our sector leaders to collaborate and solve the many challenges facing today's life sciences industry is essential to helping companies safely and effectively deliver new therapies and products to patients."
At BIO, Scotland will feature:
"Scotland is an exciting place to be for life sciences companies and innovators at the moment," said Allison. "The energy, expertise and unprecedented momentum around our research and commercialisation activities are making Scotland and its collaborative approach an attractive home for cutting-edge investment."
Scotland will also present two interactive panel sessions on Monday, May 3. "From Oligos to Genes to Pathways to Genomes: DNA construction for Synthetic Biology" will cover the emerging field of synthetic biology and Scottish Enterprise's 2.4 million pounds sterling ($3.6 million) Genome Segment Assembly (GSA) research program. "Lost in Translation: Translational R&D as the Road Map to Market" will share global best practices in translational R&D.
Scottish Organizations at BIO
Aquapharm Biodiscovery Limited
Biotech Innovation & Future Health Limited
Borders Technology Management
CXR Biosciences Ltd
GT Biologics Limited
Marks & Clerk LLP
Murgitroyd & Company
Solid Form Solutions Ltd
University of Aberdeen – Research & Innovation
University of Dundee – Research & Innovation Services
University of Edinburgh – College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh Research and Innovation
University of Edinburgh – MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine
For more information on these companies, please visit Scottish Development International.
For further information on Scotland at BIO, please contact Emily Hyman at 617-520-7094 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|SOURCE Scottish Enterprise; Scottish Development International|
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