Bio 2010: the Life Sciences sector in Rhone-Alps will be there!

28 April 2010

The entire Life Sciences sector in Rhone-Alps (Lyon and Grenoble) will be represented at the BIO International Convention in Chicago, from May 3 to 6, under the Lyonbiopôle banner, a cluster with woldwide reach in health, focusing on infectious human and animal diseases and cancers.

"BIO is the meeting place for reinforcing ties, making new contacts and setting up collaborations with the international life sciences community. Thanks to its considerable means and its worldwide visibility, Lyonbiopôle is pleased to contribute to the development of the entire biotech/health sector in the region, with the support of local and regional governments", says Philippe Archinard, President of Lyonbiopôle.

An accompaniment strategy put into place by all the local players

For this 2010 edition, the presence of 20 exhibitors on the booth - meaning 7 more than in 2009 - is a big success despite a difficult context. This increasing number unquestionably illustrates the accompaniment strategy put into place by all the local players for this major international event:

  • Lyonbiopôle,
  • Grand Lyon,
  • the Rhone-Alps Region,
  • the Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
  • The Grenoble-Alpes Métropole metropolitan area and
  • Adebag.

"For example, remember that it was on BIO 2008 in San Diego that PX'Therapeutics (formerly Protein Expert) concluded a co-marketing & co-development agreement with its American partner, finalizing negotiations initiated 6 months earlier. And we hope to be able to announce other success stories this year"exclaimed Julie-Capucine Hours, Lyon Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Development Manager for North and South America.

For the first time in BIO International Convention

For the first time in BIO International Convention

  • the Institut Laue Langevin,
    • one of the most intense neutron beam sources in the world ;
  • the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility,
    • the word's premier synchrotron with its high-throughput chrystalography X-ray beamlines

will illustrate the forefront transverse research performed in Rhone-Alps.

20 exhibitors on the Lyonbiopôle booth

18 companies and 2 international research facilities will be present on the Lyonbiopôle place (Lyonbiopôle booth - France pavillon n°3712):

  • AltraBio
  • Animascope
  • Cabinet Regimbeau 
  • Elicityl
  • ERYtech Pharma
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • Eveon
  • Flamel Technologies
  • Genostar
  • genOway
  • Institut Laue Langevin
  • ImaXio
  • ImmunID
  • Indicia Biotechnology
  • Magnisense
  • Mellitech
  • Merieux Developpement
  • Metabolys
  • Netris Pharma
  • PX'Therapeutics


The highlights of Rhone-Alps Life Sciences at BIO Chicago, at a glance

4th Fast-Track R&D partnering with France

  • Monday 3 May 2010, 12:00, W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel
  • Lyonbiopôle along with the 8 other French clusters in the life sciences sector are organizing Fast-Track R&D partnering with France just before BIO.
  • They will take part in the opening address and closing of this event:
    • Anne Marie Idrac, Secretary of State for Foreign Commerce,
    • Isabelle Thizon de Gaulle, Sanofi Aventis,
    • Marc de Garidel, Amgen
    • Laurent Perret, Servier International Research Institute.

Hospitality Reception

  • Tuesday 4 May 2010, 5pm to 6:30pm, Mc Cormick Place
  • Wines and chocolates offered on the Lyonbiopole stand in the framework of the general attractions of BIO.

International Case Studies

  • Wednesday 5 May 2010, 2:00pm to 2:45pm, MacCormick Place
  • Participation by:
    • Isabelle Scarabin, Chair Lyonbiopôle
    • Tristan Rousselle, CEO PX'Therapeutics
    • Jérôme Tiollier, President Innate Pharma,
    • Leopold Bertea, BP Global Biotech Development.

Find out more

Delegation contact:  Julie-Capucine Hours