April 25, 2007 — BIOTECHNICA, Europe’s biggest biotechnology show, is partnering with the INTERPHEX, the largest pharmaceutical trade event in North America, in 2008. The new partnership creates a global meeting-place for companies engaged in the core pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, including process development and R&D through services, manufacturing and packaging.
The agreement made between Deutsche Messe (Hannover, Germany), and Reed Exhibitions, the US organizers of INTERPHEX, further integrates the pharmaceutical and biotech industries by offering a single venue that serves as a platform for the entire marketplace.
The co-located event will be the biggest gathering of the life sciences industry on the North American continent. BIOTECHNICA and INTERPHEX will provide an entire spectrum of R&D and upstream and downstream processing technologies.
BIOTECHNICA and INTERPHEX debut at The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, from March 26-28, 2008. More than 1,000 exhibitors will converge to showcase a range of state-of-the-art solutions. At the same time, a Congress program boasting more than 100 lectures will help life sciences professionals acquire valuable knowledge that can help their organizations gain a competitive edge.
“By virtue of this cooperation agreement the BIOTECHNICA product family will now be represented on three important continents: Europe, North America and Asia,” says Jürgen Fürstenberg-Brock, director of Deutsche Messe. “Over the past 15 years, Europe’s leading biotechnology show has developed into a global platform for the entire sector. Every year, in early July, Shanghai will host BIOTECH CHINA. With the advent of BIOTECHNICA AMERICA, the BIOTECHNICA family will span the entire globe.”
“The partnership advances our goal of providing the life sciences industry with the leading event in the world,” says Kevin Richards, group vice president, Reed Life Sciences. “The new relationship continues the expansion of the INTERPHEX brand and positions the event for further growth worldwide.”
BIOTECHNICA — which once again takes place this year in Hannover, Germany from October 9-11, 2007 — is the European summit of the biotech industry and bundles the know-how and expertise of the European biotech sector. The new spirit shown by BIOTECHNICA is demonstrated not only by its stand at this year’s INTERPHEX, but also by the fact that each party to this new German-US trade show alliance will be taking part in the other party’s event. BIOTECHNICA has for many years been more than a trade show — it has long served as a meeting-place for all the diverse fields of biotechnology. In addition to the exhibits, it features a high-calibre program of talks and conferences — now more comprehensive than ever — and the attractive EUROPEAN BIOTECHNICA AWARD. This year, for the first time, there will also be a BIOTECHNICA PARTNERING event with the keynote Drug Device Combination Therapy.