The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its annual BIO International Convention on June 18-21, 2012 in Boston, MA. Founded in 1993, BIO is a nonprofit association seeking supportive biotechnology policies on behalf of more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, state and international affiliates, and related organizations, as well as providing business development services for many emerging biotech companies. According to BIO, the organization's mission is to be the champion of biotechnology and the advocate for its member organizations -- both large and small.
Information about the Convention program can be obtained here. As part of the Convention, more than 1,800 biotech companies, organizations, and institutions will participate in the BIO Exhibition. A searchable list of exhibitors can be found here. Information regarding registration and pricing can be obtained here. Patent Docs authors Donald Zuhn and Kevin Noonan, and contributors Sherri Oslick, James DeGiulio, Andrew Williams, and Kwame Mensah will be attending BIO as part of the MBHB contingent (Booth 1335 - Hall A), and will also be participating in BIO's blogger network throughout the week.