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STCU hosted the Preparatory Workshop “Biotechnology Research and Industry in Ukraine: Exhibiting at BIO2006”96/406
13 Feb 2006
On February 13, 2006 the STCU hosted the Preparatory Workshop “Biotechnology Research and Industry in Ukraine: Exhibiting at BIO2006” for the Ukrainian scientists, some of whom will attend “BIO 2006”Annual International Convention on April 9-12, 2006 in Chicago, USA. STCU Executive Director Andrew Hood opened the Workshop by emphasizing the growing STCU focus in 2006 on biological science and biotechnology research.
The main objective of the Workshop was the overview of recent advances in the area of biotechnology in Ukraine and facilitating further effective technology and business presentations. The Workshop brought together not only the research representatives but also representatives from industry and the Ukrainian government.
The Workshop also supported STCU and the U.S. State Department’s Bio Industry Initiative Program’s cooperative efforts for Ukrainian participants to attend the BIO 2006 convention. The BIO 2006 international convention is sponsored by the business consortium, Biotechnology Industry Organization, and is the largest annual event in the life sciences community, bringing together more than 1200 biotechnology companies from more than 20 countries, attracting near 20 000 attendees, featuring more than 150 sessions and workshops and 1200 exhibitors.