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Money meets innovation at Biotech Showcase™ 2012

Professional investors and biopharm executives converged early this January at Biotech Showcase™ 2012 where professional and private investors engaged in one-to-one meetings with the companies driving innovation in the life science industry.

Held January 9–11 at Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco – Union Square, the fourth annual Biotech Showcase featured corporate presentations by more than 240 public and private life science companies, and attracted more than 1,300 registrants who engaged in over 2,000 one-to-one meetings. The event also featured a full program of workshops, three lunch plenary sessions and a state of the industry briefing on regenerative medicine. More in-depth coverage of the program can be found at www.partneringnews.com.

“Biotech Showcase has become the destination for dealmaking in the innovation sector of the life science industry,” said Carola Schropp, President of EBD Group. “This year’s event saw the most exciting emerging companies present to and meet with the leading private and professional investors in the industry. From exciting oncology companies exploiting novel pathways to hot molecular diagnostics firms, Biotech Showcase is where emerging growth companies come to raise money and develop strategic partnerships.”

“Biotech Showcase is where emerging private and public life science companies are able to meet potential investors and business development executives from established companies during this all important week in the biotech investor conference calendar,” said Sara Jane Demy, President of Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors. “Presenting companies ranged from post A-round to pre-IPO funded firms, and micro- and mid-cap public companies. Biopharma companies seeking venture or public equity investors, as well as strategic partners, found multiple opportunities at Biotech Showcase.”

“This is one of the few conferences where you meet real investors. I raised over USD 2 million from one of my presentations at Biotech Showcase,” said Manish Singh, PhD, MBA, President and CEO of ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd.

“We were very pleased to attend the conference. Biotech Showcase is a great forum of diverse technologies and informative panel discussions. It’s extremely helpful for investors to have another venue that showcases important emerging therapies,” commented Jonathan Cope, a Managing Member and Head of Health Sciences, Lincoln Park Capital (LPC).

“Biotech Showcase was a great venue to not only present the CoLucid story to multiple potential investors, it also provided an intimate venue for one-to-one meetings with pharmaceutical company partners,” said Thomas P. Mathers, CEO at CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“The one-to-one meetings draw me to Biotech Showcase because I am a venture capitalist,” said Kenji Kakuta, Principal of Mitsui & Co. Global Investment Ltd., Japan. “I love attending this type of conference. I have attended Bio-Europe Spring®, Bio-Europe®, BioPharm America™ —so many of these conferences. The conferences are very helpful.”

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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