BIO Convention logo.This year’s BIO International Convention is set to take place here in San Diego from June 23-26.  The annual event is the “world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry,” and features keynotes, sessions, exhibits and partnering opportunities.

This May 14 at 10 AM, Janssen Labs will host a press conference offering a preview of the event as well as highlighting some key contributions to the industry by San Diego digital, mobile and biotech firms.

Speakers will include BIO Convention president Scott Whitaker, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulkoner, BIOCOM president Joe Panetta, and Diego Mirelles, head of Janssen Healthcare Innovation.

The press conference is open to invited guests, media and the general public.

Click here to RSVP.


BioSurplus business development manager Pari Kazeminy with spinner flask winner Kristin Jones, and BIO's Fred Zeldow at last year's convention in Chicago.
BioSurplus business development manager Pari Kazeminy with spinner flask winner Kristin Jones, and BIO’s Fred Zeldow at last year’s convention in Chicago.

BioSurplus At BIO 2014

BioSurplus is a regular exhibitor at the convention, and this year’s no exception.  If you’re planning on attending, please come by and visit us in the Partner Pavillion at booth 4317.  And don’t forget to participate in our annual tradition, the BioSurplus Spinner Flask Giveaway.

Click here to read about our experience at BIO 2013, held last year in Chicago, and view photos of the winner.


2014 Buzz Of BIO Winners Announced

In other conference news, winners of the annual Buzz of BIO Awards were announced on May 5.  The awards recognize innovative companies in biotech, and are presented in two categories:  Technologies of Tomorrow, and Pipelines of Promise.

This year more than 40 companies participated and over 8,000 votes were tallied.  These record-breaking numbers resulted in the selection of two winners per category.

The winners of the Technologies of Tomorrow award were BNOAT Oncology, of Akron, Ohio, an oncology research and development company, and HNu-NanoPOINT, of Kahului, Hawaii, which develops compact microfluidic systems for stem cell research.

The winners of the Pipelines of Promise awards were Kibow Biotech, of Newton Square, Pennsylvania, a dietary supplement company, and Novan Therapeutics, which is located in Durham, North Carolina and develops nitric oxide-releasing drugs for dermatology and wound care.

For more information on this year’s Buzz of BIO Award winners, read the press release here.