Deal negotiation is top priority at BioPharm America™ 2013 in Boston

September 10, 2013

Over 900 life science industry executives expected at event next week


Washington, DC; Carlsbad, CA and Boston, MA – September 10, 2013:  The sixth annual international life science partnering event, BioPharm America™ 2013, kicks off next week at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, MA. A total of 530 companies, including innovative biotech, pharma and investors, are expected to converge upon Boston for the three-day event held September 17–19.

This includes business development executives from Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biogen Idec, EMD Serono, Epizyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Novo Nordisk, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Organogenesis, Pfizer, Sanofi, Shire Pharmaceuticals, and Vertex, as well as venture capital firms including 5AM Ventures, Aisling Capital, Atlas Capital, Forbion Capital Partners, Flagship Ventures, Google Ventures, Index Ventures, PureTech Ventures, Rosetta Capital Ltd., Skyline Ventures, SR One, Third Rock Ventures, Wildwood Ventures, and more.

“BioPharm America continues to be the premier biotech and life science partnering event in North America, bringing together pharma leaders from the US and Europe, as well as from other leading global life science regions,” said Florian Schoenhammer, Group Managing Director of EBD Group.

Presenting companies range from preclinical “next generation” companies to mid- and late-stage biotech. A new Academic Innovators™ Showcase presentation track, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, will highlight academic research with strong translational potential.

“Johnson & Johnson is committed to fostering early innovation, as demonstrated by our many innovation centers.  Our model is built to facilitate close interactions with technical experts and start-up biotech companies, as this gives us access to scientific breakthroughs that have the potential to transition into medicines of the future,” said Robert Urban, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, Boston. “As part of our mission, we are proud to encourage collaboration by supporting important initiatives such as BioPharm America’s new Academic Innovators track.”

Other companies featured in the presentation track include clinical stage biotech such as AbGenomics, Anergis SA, Cerecor Inc., Delenex, Embera NeuroTherapeutics, MorphoSys AG, PeriphaGen, Polynoma, Probiodrug AG, Sigma-Tau I.F.R. S.p.A., Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Tocagen Inc., Tracon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and others, as well as preclinical and innovative next generation companies including Alcyomics Ltd., CEVEC / CAP-CMV, Complexa, Inc., Denovo Biomarkers, Inc., Lipopharma Therapeutics, OntoChem Sialix, and more.

BioPharm America is organized by EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the life science industry, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio). One-to-one networking at BioPharm America™ is powered by partneringONE®, the leading conference networking solution for the life sciences.

Online registration is still open until September 13, 2013, 12:00 pm PDT, after which all registrations will be handled on site. See registration information online here. MassBio members receive an additional USD 200 discount by adding the code ‘MassBio’ in the comments field of the online registration form.


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About BioPharm America 2013

BioPharm America is where biotech industry partnerships get started. Meet face-to-face with biotech and pharma executives from around the world to identify and enter strategic relationships. Equipped with partneringONE®, BioPharm America is the only event in North America based on the same reputable formula as EBD Group’s acclaimed European events BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®.


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About MassBio

MassBio, a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation's oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 600 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.


About  EBD Group

EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group’s partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success.

EBD Group’s conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations and include:

  • BIO-Europe® and BIO-Europe Spring®, Europe’s largest life science partnering conferences, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
  • BioPharm America™, the fastest growing partnering event in North America
  • Biotech Showcase™, a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors
  • BioEquity Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO
  • ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio® LLC
  • EuroMedtech™, EBD Group’s partnering event for the innovative medical technology industry
  • Partnering for Global Impact®, an inspirational partnering conference providing an innovative forum to partner, identify and generate social and philanthropic investment and funding opportunities


EBD Group’s sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE®, is used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world, and partnering360® is the open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances partnering experiences throughout the year.

EBD Group is an Informa company. Informa is the largest publicly-owned organizer of exhibitions, conferences and training in the world.

EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.

For more information please visit


Erin Righetti

EBD Group

+1 760 930 0500




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