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Shaping the agenda of an entire industry requires an unfailing and thorough effort to keep people informed. That’s why Georgia Bio is the central source for industry news, events and issues. If you would like your event posted on the industry events calendar please email

2018 New Year Kick Off with WIB-Atlanta

Date: January 18, 2018
Location: Dunwoody, GA
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Join WIB-Atlanta at Vino Venue for a casual night out tasting wine and hors d'oeurvres and chatting about your plans for the New Year. Bring your guests at the member rate!

BioGeNe 2018

Date: February 8-9, 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
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TThe rapid growth in genomics industry aims to advance personalized medicine through DNA sequencing and timely analysis of patient tumors. Additionally, the corresponding advances in companion biomarker development and innovative trial designs act synergistically to further encourage precision medicine. Also, large-scale data-sharing and collaborative networks using next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms promise to take us further into cancer ‘ome’ than ever before.

MarketsandMarkets’ BioGeNe 2018 Confex taking place on the 8th & 9th Feb 2018 in San Diego-USA is a platform for pharmaceutical, biotechnology professionals and technology providers to come together and discuss advancements and solutions to the most critical challenges in the Biomarker, NGS and Genome engineering areas.

BIO CEO & Investor Conference

Date: February 12-13, 2018
Location: New York
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Now in its 20th year, the BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. Because our mission is to support industry-wide success, we present a broad and unbiased view of investment opportunities.

Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance Statewide Conference

Date: February 22-23, 2018
Location: Braselton, GA
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The institutions of the Georgia Clinical & Translational Science Alliance leverage their complementary strengths to accelerate clinical and translational education, research, and community engagement to impact health in Georgia and beyond. Translation is the process of turning observations in the laboratory, clinic, and community into interventions that improve the health of individuals and the public.

Day One: Attendees are invited to learn more about the Georgia CTSA services and ways the alliance accelerates clinical and translational science in Georgia and beyond. Georgia CTSA education, clinical research support, collaboration and coordination, community engagement, evaluation and quality, expert assistance, and pilot grant services will be presented, with a focused session on translation services and an evening networking reception.

Day Two: Clinical and translational science advances within the state of Georgia will be showcased through abstract and poster presentations, a KL2 panel discussion, and dynamic keynote speakers.

Venture Summit | West 2018

Date: March 13-14, 2018
Location: Santa Clara, CA
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The 6th annual Venture Summit West, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.

Whether you are an investor seeking access to new early stage deals, or a CEO or Founder of a new venture looking for funding, visibility and growth, Venture Summit West is one event you won’t want to miss.

2018 University of Georgia Career Center's GRADS STEM Industry Night

Date: March 22, 2018
Location: Athens, GA
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The University of Georgia Career Center and Graduate Research Assistants Diversifying STEM (GRADS) are hosting our annual STEM Industry Night and invite your company to attend. This will be an excellent opportunity to recruit diverse and highly qualified Masters and PhD graduates spanning all STEM disciplines. STEM Industry Night is a signature event for the University of Georgia graduate student community. Attendees represent nearly all graduate level majors. 71% of attendees at last year's event were at the doctoral level (Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D, PharmD, D.V.M.).

BIO Asia International Conference

Date: March 19-20, 2018
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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The BIO Asia International Conference brings together the global biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry to explore licensing and research collaborations in the current Asia-Pacific business and policy environments. Gain insights into the changes, challenges, and opportunities key opinion and policy leaders foresee for the Japanese biotech market.

BIO brings more than ten years of experience and expertise in biotech and pharmaceutical partnering to the Asia-Pacific region, after successfully establishing the largest partnering-focused events in the U.S. and Europe.

BIO Legislative Day Fly-In

Date: April 17-18, 2018
Location: Washington D.C.
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Once a year, BIO hosts the Legislative Day Fly-In, inviting biotechnology executives from across the country to come to Washington D.C. for a day and a half of legislative briefings and advocacy.

BIO's 2018 Fly-In will occur April 17 - 18, 2018, and we are looking forward to another great day of engaging with Members of Congress and their senior staff on the most important legislative issues facing the biotechnology industry. BIO will schedule all congressional meetings and provide attendees with a robust legislative briefing prior to their visits on Capitol Hill. Attendees meet in small groups with the congressional Members and senior staff of the attendee’s congressional delegation. Each group will be accompanied by a BIO staff representative to all visits.

As the BIO affiliate, Georgia Bio attends with a small contingent of government affairs committee members and encourages its member companies to attend with this group.

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Crop, Animal and Food Tech Showcase

Date: April 24-25, 2018
Location: Durham, NC
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For its sixth year, NCBiotech will convene ag tech investment firms, global ag tech companies and other key industry stakeholders for information sharing, networking and partnering. We're refocusing the Showcase to include crop, animal and food tech breakthrough technologies.

BIO Executive Training Programs

Date: June 2-4, 2018
Location: Boston, MA
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The Business Development Fundamentals and Advanced Business Development courses support the activity that takes place at our partnering, investor and venture capital conferences each year by training individuals who are making the deals that drive this industry. Each course is taught by experienced business development professionals from leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, and experts from the fields of law and public relations. All instructors have deep hands-on experience with deals and licensing in the biotech industry.

2018 BIO International Convention

Date: June 4-7, 2018
Location: Boston, MA
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The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.

The key benefits of attending the 2018 BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 74 countries.

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