Global life science businesses seeking UK partners in biotechnology
4 December 2008
UK companies have an opportunity to meet and do business with
international players in the life science industry at The Biotechnology
Business Exchange (BBE) on Monday 8 December.
The Biotechnology Business Exchange (BBE) is an annual ‘speed dating’
event run by UK Trade and Investment, and marks the start of the
International Life Science Forum.
The event, taking place at the Department for Business, Enterprise
and Regulatory Reform Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London is in
its fifth year, and is a unique opportunity for UK Biotech businesses to
forge links with some of the most innovative and creative international
life science firms, academic departments and research centres.
A total of 170 companies attended BBE 2007, where over 300 business
meetings took place. More than 50 hand-picked international companies
from key overseas markets will be attending the event, including:
- AgResearch Limited (New Zealand) — a world leading research
company in the pastoral agriculture and biotechnology sectors;
- Azitu Biotech (South Africa) — a commercially operated plant ‘in
vitro’ initiation and research laboratory;
- Sri Biotech Laboratories (India) — producer of crop management
products including biofertilisers, biopesticides, herbal based
fungicides and insecticides; and
- Immunicum (Sweden) — developer of vaccines for prophylactic and
therapeutic treatment of cancer and infectious diseases.
For a full list of international attendees and to sign-up for the
event, UK companies should visit
In addition to one-to-one meetings, delegates can benefit from
round-table sessions addressing issues including opportunities in
Industrial Biotechnology, building European and International R&D
collaborations and how to break into the Brazilian market.
UK Trade and Investment advisors will also be available for
one-to-one sessions advising UK firms on the practicalities of
exporting, as well as the business opportunities that exist in the
countries represented at the event.
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