BioEspana: The Gateway to Europe

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BioEspana: The Gateway to Europe

The Johns Hopkins Biotech Network


BioEspaña: The Gateway to Europe
Thursday May 14th 2009; 8.00am-1.00pm
Montgomery County JHU Campus, Rockville, MD

The purpose of this conference is to showcase the current growth that the Spanish biotech sector has experienced in the last 5 years. The Spanish bio-industry has grown over 20% giving rise to over 200 new bio starts-ups located across the country. Currently, Spain is experiencing a 25% growth per year in the biotech sector. This has increased the number of jobs, attracted foreign investors and greatly impacted Spain's GDP. This event aims to increase awareness of what Spanish biotech companies have achieved, opening the door for a genesis of alliances and partnerships with their counterparts in the State of Maryland.



Aris Melissaratos                         
Advisor to the President                                    
The Johns Hopkins University    


Sean Darragh
Executive Vice-President, International
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)


Marine Biotech: An Ocean of Possibilities
Friday May 15th 2009; 7.30am-12.30pm
Center of Marine Biotechnology, Baltimore, MD.

The sustainable harvesting of the marine environment has been the source of many discoveries.
The Spanish Company PharmaMar , belonging to the Zeltia Group, is the only company to have successfully market a drug based on marine bioprospecting, positioning Spain as one of the leading countries in marine biotechnology. Moreover, the country of Oman, has set-up the first Marine Biotechnology Center of Excellence in the Gulf region, positioning itself as a gateway for marine research in the Persian Gulf.This conference aims to present the most important global topics in marine biotechnology research, at an international level, in the fields of drug discovery, bioremediation and sustainable fishing.



Steven Burrill
Chief Executive Officer
Burrill & Co


Dr Jose Maria Fernandez Sousa-Faro
PharmaMar- Zeltia  Group


Dr. Bassam Soussi
UNESCO Chair-Director
Marine Biotechnology Center of Excellence
Sultan Qaboos University
Sultanate of Oman



Registration is free. This is an invitation-only event. Space is very limited.
Registration Deadline: May 7th, 2009.
Official Invitations will be sent by email on May 10th