BIO 2009 Bangalore Bio 2009, the flagship Biotechnology Event in India, promoted by the Department of IT and Biotechnology, Government of Karnataka and the Vision Group on Biotechnology will be held between June 18-20, 2009 at Bangalore.

Over the last eight years the event has emerged as the largest congregation of India's Biotech community generating tremendous interest and response worldwide.

India is fast finding a place amongst the top 10 Biotech Hubs in the world with its biotech industry emerging as a preferable destination for business and investment. This is where Bangalore Bio 2009 is viewed as an ideal platform to network with the leaders in life sciences industry, policy makers, researchers and the scientific community as they gather for meaningful discussions of key issues, challenges, trends and developments under one roof, according to the organizers.

Bangalore Bio's strategic tie-up with the TVG Group, world leaders in bio-partnering at this year's event is expected to act as a much needed catalyst in today's trying times by enhancing networking opportunities. This alliance will act as a catalyst & pioneer hundreds of pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings making this years event an unrivalled forum for companies across the biotech value-chain to meet and do business, stated the organizers.

Its Multi Track conference will attract the participation of global experts from Industry, research and regulatory fields to enable knowledge sharing and enhance networking opportunities among various stake holders of the Biotech fraternity. The conference will focus on five powerful tracks with a total of 22 informative and interactive sessions.

International Tradeshow is the largest congregation of biotech fraternity to conduct meaningful interactions and business. "We have carefully cultivated this platform as the meeting ground between the exhibitors, over 800 delegates and 5000 business visitors from India and overseas. Bangalore Bio 2009 is expected to attract over 150 exhibitors from across the globe," said the organizers.

A new addition to the event is the BioPartnering in collaboration with Technology Vision Group LLC, the leading producer of International BioPartnering Meets.

CEO Conclave is an exclusive gathering of biotech community (CEO's, R&D heads, VCs, FI heads, policy makers). The vision talk by an eminent personality is followed by networking dinner.

Another novel aspect of the event is the Bio-IPZone will create an exclusive opportunity for leading national and International Intellectual Property (IP) firms to come face-to-face with Biotech fraternity. This will facilitate dialogue of IP firms with startups as well as established players in biotech to address issues related to Licensing, Valuation, Patents, Trademarks & Copyright. It will also help biotech companies to unlock the commercial value in their IPs.