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Fifth annual Biotech Showcase™ in San Francisco saw record attendance

Biotech Showcase™ 2013 investor and partnering conference was held in San Francisco last week. The event welcomed private and public equity investors, industry analysts, bankers, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry executives as well as other industry professionals. Held at Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco – Union Square, the event featured 236 presenting companies, and drew 1,600 delegates who engaged in 2,500 one-to-one partnering meetings over the three-day event.

“Biotech Showcase is a fantastic venue in which scientists and business development individuals get together with potential investors and also service providers. For me it’s been outstanding because of the ability to network with others,” said Allen B. Reitz of ALS Biopharma LLC.

“I think every year it has gotten better and better; it’s very, very good. I met a lot of interesting people, there were very good presentations, and it was well worth coming. We had a lot of partnering meetings, so we’re very happy,” said Granville A. Ungerleider of NSIP LLC.

“There are platform technologies, drug products, including large molecules and small molecules, imaging developments, and genomics advances; I think there is a tremendously broad range of very innovative, very promising partnering opportunities at this conference year after year,” said Fran Heller of Bristol-Myers Squibb and a panelist at Biotech Showcase.”

“I continue to be amazed by the success of Biotech Showcase,” said Carola Schropp, President of EBD Group. “It has met an important need for private and small to mid-cap public companies to build their profiles with the investment community as well as potential collaborators.”

“This event brought together executives from leading investment firms and pharmaceutical companies and innovative biotech companies who are passionate about seeing their novel discoveries turn into new therapies and drugs,” said Sara Jane Demy, President of Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors. “It was a phenomenal turnout. So much so that our attendees have started calling Biotech Showcase an institution.”

Biotech Showcase is co-produced annually by EBD Group, Inc. and Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors. Both organizations have a long history of providing high quality business support programs and services to the biotechnology industry.

Biotech Showcase is powered by partneringONE®, the industry’s most advanced partnering system, that enables delegates to efficiently identify and arrange meetings with potential investors and partners.

About EBD Group

EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group’s partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success.

EBD Group’s conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations and include:

  • BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®, Europe’s largest life science partnering conferences, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • BioPharm America™, the fastest growing partnering event in North America
  • Biotech Showcase™, a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors
  • BioEquity Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO
  • ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
  • EuroMedtech™, EBD Group’s partnering event for the innovative medical technology industry
  • The Global Impact Forum™, a unique and innovative partnering conference in impact investing and venture philanthropy.

EBD Group’s sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®, is used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world, and partnering360® is the open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances partnering experiences throughout the year.

EBD Group is an Informa company. Informa is the largest publicly-owned organizer of exhibitions, conferences and training in the world.

EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.

For more information please visit www.ebdgroup.com.

About Biotech Showcase™ 2014

Biotech Showcase™ is an investor and partnering conference devoted to providing private and small- and mid-cap biotechnology companies an opportunity to present to and meet with investors and biopharmaceutical executives during the course of one of the largest annual healthcare conferences that attracts investors and biopharmaceutical executives from around the world.

The 2013 edition showed a substantial increase in the number of presenting companies, as well as significant growth in the number of attendees and one-to-one meetings. The 2013 event featured corporate presentations by 236 public and private biotechnology and life science companies, and drew 1,600 delegates who engaged in 2,500 one-to-one meetings.

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