Buffalo has a presence at major Chicago event

2013-04-24 19:54:17

on April 24, 2013 - 7:04 AM, updated April 24, 2013 at 7:04 AM

A contingent including representatives from 12 area life-sciences companies and the major institutions on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is in Chicago this week for the BIO International Convention.

The delegation is attending the convention for the first time under the "Buffalo Niagara BIO" brand after taking part for the past five or six years as a member of the larger "New York Loves BIO" group.

The convention, which began Monday and runs through Thursday, is the largest international event for the biotech industry and typically draws 20,000 people and company representatives, offering important networking and business opportunities, according to Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, one of this year’s participants.

In addition to the BNE, local convention attendees include representatives of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute and companies such as Empire Genomics, QuaDPharma and Immco Diagnostics.