BIO announces voting for the Buzz of BIO will open Monday, April 2, 2012. The Buzz winners will be featured at the 2012 BIO International Convention, held June 18-21, 2012 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, MA. BIO is asking voters to look for innovative biotech companies that are research and development intensive. Select winners will receive complimentary registration to the Convention with Partnering, the opportunity to deliver a 15-minute Company Presentation in the BIO Business Forum® and promotion by the BIO International Convention team to industry media.

Winners are determined by votes cast from life science thought leaders within the industry. Voting, which is available online, will give emerging companies looking to develop strategic partnerships a chance to gain invaluable exposure amongst their global life sciences peers. Early stage biotech companies should be encouraged by the data presented in the recently released BIO Industry Analysis Survey. The data shows investor optimism appears restored with a majority (56%) believing now is a good time to invest, particularly in early stage companies. In addition, partnering activity at the BIO Business Forum® in June is expected to increase from last year, giving emerging companies numerous opportunities to connect and align with other organizations and companies.

“Through the recognition received as a Buzz of BIO Winner, those emerging companies taking the title will enter Convention and the BIO Business Forum® with a heightened sense of anticipation and excitement, allowing for endless partnering opportunities,” said Alan Eisenberg, Executive Vice President, Emerging Companies & Business Development at BIO.

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