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2013 BIO International Convention

22 Apr 2013 - 25 Apr 2013 - Chicago, IL, USA



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We are celebrating 20 years of BIO in Chicago, IL, April 22-25 and invite you to gain the connections, education and innovations to get business done. More than 16,500 biotech leaders from 4,000 companies in 65 countries will gather at BIO to network and discuss issues shaping the industry, as well as visit with 2,000+ companies showcasing the latest technologies, products and services. BIO One-on-One Partnering™ makes it easy to find potential partners and set up face-to-face meetings in the BIO Business Forum and the BIO Exhibition. Collaboration happens everywhere at BIO. Join the party and celebrate 20 years of biotech innovations April 22-25, 2013 in Chicago. Convention.bio.org



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