B.C. Takes BIO!

B.C. Takes BIO!

June 23, 2014 Posted by

The world will be looking very closely at British Columbia's life sciences sector at Bio International

With more than 100 biopharmaceutical and medical device companies and backed by $1.5 billion in research infrastructure, British Columbia’s diverse life sciences sector is a world  leader in the research and development of new therapies and products.  A strategic location, outstanding talent, and generous incentives and tax credits for research and development have created an excellent environment for life science companies, making Canada’s westernmost province a desirable location for life science investment and partnership.
The province’s life sciences sector will be well represented at the annual BIO International Convention in San Diego, California June 23-26, 2014, the largest global event for the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industry.  BIO International attracts the world’s biggest names in biotech, creating key networking and partnering opportunities, and offering insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.
On June 23, British Columbia’s BIO participants will connect with invited guests from the United States, China, Japan, Korea, UK, and other countries at a B.C.-focused BIO Satellite Symposium co-hosted by LifeSciences BC and British Columbia’s Ministry of International Trade.  The event, to be attended by Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, features a panel discussion and formal and informal opportunities for attendees to meet and foster relationships, encourage investment and explore deals. 
Networking events like the B.C. Symposium are highly effective in connecting British Columbia companies with international opportunities. In January 2014, Vancouver’s Sirona Biochem Corporation completed an Exclusive Licensing Agreement with China-based Wanbang Biopharmaceuticals valued at US $9,500,000, after the Ministry of International Trade facilitated a meeting between the two companies in February 2013 at the Bio Partnering North America Conference in Vancouver.
The British Columbia Ministry of International Trade’s global team of Trade and Investment Representatives helps international businesses discover the benefits of British Columbia as a destination for investment, a partner for trade and innovation, and source of quality goods, services, and resources around the world. They also help British Columbia businesses contact potential buyers, investors, and other key partners in global markets. Contact our team today.
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