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BVEDC Part of BIO International Convention

On the heels of hosting a successful gathering of the world's leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation is taking part in the largest event for biotechnology in the world, working to get the word out about how the industry can benefit from being part of this growing community.
President/CEO Matt Prochaska is in Boston, Massachusetts this week at the BIO International Convention representing BVEDC, formerly known as the Research Valley Partnership. The Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute, the Office of the Governor and the Texas Economic Development Corporation organized the delegation of representatives from more than 30 communities and companies across the state.
"Gaining access to global biotech and pharma leaders by attending this year's BIO International Convention is a great opportunity for the Brazos Valley in our continued efforts to grow this important business segment," Prochaska said.
BVEDC will be at the BioTexas Pavilion (Booth #2121) in the Boston Convention Center.
Also at the pavillion and part of the Texas group is American Biochemicals Inc. based in College Station. The company provides expertise in organic synthesis, small molecule design and optimization, and medical chemistry consulting.
Other local representation at BIO:
This year marks a quarter century for the BIO convention. It is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, which represents more than 1,100 companies, academic institutions, state centers and related organizations in more than 30 countries. There will be more than 16,000 attendees from more than 70 countries. They will be able to meet with leaders in biotech and pharma, and take part in education sessions and networking opportunities.
"The BIO International Convention offers Texas a world stage to showcase our state's strengths in biomedical science, biotechnology, agriculture and medical device innovation," said Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute President/CEO Tom Kowalski. "We are proud to participate and show how Texas has become a significant player in this industry while continuing to recruit talent and innovation to the state."
Bio has been a big part of the BVEDC's efforts recently. Last month, the Brazos Valley hosted the annual meeting for BioPhorum members. The group consists of dozens of top executives from the leading biopharmaceutical companies in the world. BioPhorum delegates toured the local FUJIFILM Diosynth and G-CON facilities, met with Texas A&M University researchers and talked to the Brazos Valley's leaders about the benefits of doing business here. It was the first time BioPhorum had been held in Texas.
More information on the BIO International Convention can be found at convention.bio.org.