|TAIPEI, June 12, 2019 - (Media OutReach) - At the
recently concluded BIO 2019 International Convention, held in
Philadelphia, president of BIO (Biotechnology Innovation
Organization, the world's largest biotech industry association) Jim
Greenwood met with Johnsee Lee, chairman of the Taiwan
Biotechnology Industry Organization (Taiwan BIO) and Wu
Tsung-tsong, Minister without Portfolio, the Executive Yuan of
Taiwan, to together announce the upcoming BIO Asia-Taiwan 2019
International Conference and Exhibition to be held in Taipei 24-28
July. The theme of this event will be 'Biotech as the Next Growth
Engine for Asia'.
Greenwood noted that the event, co-organized by BIO and Taiwan BIO,
is being held in Taiwan for the first time, an important milestone
and recognition of Taiwan's current standing and future potential
within the global healthcare industry ecosystem. With Taiwan's
longstanding leadership position in a number of information and
communication technology (ICT) industries, and with healthcare
moving more and more into the digital realm -- combining with
advances in AI and Big Data for example -- Taiwan is well placed to
become an important and essential link in the years to come.
Greenwood mentioned that he would be attending BIO Asia-Taiwan in
person, and was looking forward to being a part of such an esteemed
gathering of international biomedical industry professionals.
Johnsee Lee, chairman of the steering committee of BIO Asia-Taiwan,
noted that the event had attracted significant international
interest, with the exhibition hosting pavilions from 18 different
countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom,
Switzerland, Italy, South Korea, India, Belgium, Australia, New
Zealand, Poland, Thailand, Austria, Hong Kong, Germany, Malaysia,
Singapore and the Philippines. The number of overseas exhibitors so
far is at least 70, including many multinational pharmaceutical
companies. At least 600 companies have confirmed their
participation, taking up 1,700 booths on the exhibition floor.
While in Philadelphia for the BIO Convention, Taiwan BIO
representatives took the opportunity to call the local industry
association Life Sciences Pennsylvania, and also MassBio, the
biotech association of Massachusetts. They also met with
representatives of the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life
Sciences (TCELS), and with KoreaBIO and JBA, the associations of
South Korea and Japan respectively, all of who indicated with be
sending representatives to Taipei for BIO Asia-Taiwan.
Leading the Taiwan delegation to Philadelphia was Wu Tsung-tsong,
Minister without Portfolio, the Executive Yuan of Taiwan. Wu
mentioned that in supporting BIO Asia-Taiwan, the government hopes
that it will be an opportunity to showcase the country's strengths
and capabilities in biomedical research and development, and
highlight its achievements in such sectors as new drug development,
diagnostics, biomedical materials and precision medicine. In doing
so Wu hopes it will attract more of the global biotech community to
Taiwan for business and cooperation engagement.
BIO Asia-Taiwan 2019 Conference Highlights
The conference at BIO Asia-Taiwan 2019 will feature international
expert speakers on such finance-related topics as cross border
financing and investment, M&A, regional cooperation. In
'breakthrough technologies', sessions are scheduled on cancer
immunotherapies, cell and gene therapy, and regenerative medicine.
In so-called 'game changing technologies', speakers will deep dive
into the exciting disciplines of artificial intelligence, Big Data,
IoT, gene sequencing and editing, and liquid biopsies.
Register for BIO Asia-Taiwan 2019
Register now to confirm your ticket to attend the inaugural holding
of the BIO Asia-Taiwan 2019 International Conference and
Exhibition. This week-long festival of biotech-themed conferences,
meetings, presentations and social get-togethers should not be
missed! Early Bird discounts end on June 22, so be sure to complete
your registration soon!
For more details, visit www.bioasiataiwan.com.
Press contact: Daisy Tsai
Source: Taiwan Bio Industry Organization
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