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BIO TOP OFFICIAL PRAISES MALAYSIA'S COMMITMENT IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
29-June-2011 Bernama
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Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), is a regular at the BIO International Convention. This year is the seventh time BiotechCorp is participating in the annual event. The BIO International Convention attracts movers and shakers in biotechnology, offers key networking and partnership opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.Pic: Rosli AwangFrom Leslean Arshad

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Bernama) -- Biotechnology Industry Organisation (BIO) president and chief executive officer James Greenwood heaped praises on Malaysia's commitment for avidly participating in the BIO International Convention, the world's largest biotechnology gathering hosted by BIO.

Acknowledging that Malaysia has been his favourite delegation, Greenwood told the largely international audience when officiating the exhibition on Tuesday alongside Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Maryland governor Martin O'Malley that Malaysia would turn up at the annual convention with a strong delegation.

"They have a large delegation, it reflects Malaysia's drive and determination for its biotechnology development," he said.

Malaysia, via the biotechnology industry facilitator agency Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), is an avid participant of the BIO International Convention. This year is the seventh time BiotechCorp is participating in the annual event.

BiotechCorp first participated in Philadelphia in 2005, followed by Chicago in 2006, Boston (2007), San Diego (2008), Atlanta (2009) and Chicago (2010).

The BIO International Convention attracts movers and shakers in biotechnology, offers key networking and partnership opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry.

Greenwood said this year's convention at the Walter E.Washington Convention Centre had surpassed the 15,000 attendees recorded at the 2010 BIO International Convention in Chicago, with over 37 per cent of them coming from outside the US.

Greenwood also told the audience that Malaysia had been very keen to get him to Malaysia.

As the 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be held in Kuala Lumpur later this year, Greenwood said : "I will get there."

The 2011 Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy will be held in November this year at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in conjunction with BioMalaysia 2011.

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