The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, the Virginia Biotechnology Association, and MdBio/Tech Council of Maryland co-host this annual bioscience industry conference. The Conference was also pleased to welcome the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as a Strategic Partner for 2012. Over the last eight years, Mid-Atlantic Bio has gained recognition as a substantive, regionally-hosted conference that attracts national and international industry leaders. 

More than 800 national and international industry leaders, government representatives, executives, researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, and professional services firms - representing 30 states and 10 countries - attended the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Bio conference - promoting networking, business expansion, and technical-knowledge sharing.

The 2012 Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference, September 27-28, held at the North Bethesda Marriott, continued the momentum from the BIO Convention last summer.

Mid-Atlantic Bio is the premier regional biotech conference for senior-level executives, policymakers, academia, financiers, media and service providers. For two days, attendees engage in policy discussions, educational workshops, partnering and business development meetings, investor presentations, media briefings and innovation exhibitions.

There is no other conference you could have attended before the end of the year that afforded you the opportunity to hear our experts, make connections and learn the latest developments in the industry. Our 2012 conference was a personalized, relationship-building environment designed to connect you to the right people and help you build your business.

The conference focused on the next generation of emerging ideas and technologies, allowing attendees to have a glimpse into some of the region's rising business enterprises across a spectrum of sectors within the life sciences industry. Company presentations included "Showcase," "Emerging Growth" and "First Look/Fast Pitch" tracks for nascent companies with exciting innovations.

The conference's world-class programming offered a variety of educational workshops, breakout sessions and keynote addresses on issues important to you. Track List included:
 

  •  Putting Patients First:  21st Century Healthcare
  •  Business Development & Finance
  •  Emerging Growth Companies
  •  Biotech & Device Industry & Global Issues
  •  Legal/IP
  •  Product Innovation & Commercialization
  •  Regulatory Policy