UCR & City of Riverside Partner to Make a Mark on BIO Tech Conference

By: Sharjeel Sohaib


Jun 8, 2023


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  • Collaborating with the University of California, the City of Riverside participated in the BIO Tech Conference 2023 in Boston from June 5 to 8.
  • The BIO International Convention 2023 aimed to inspire innovation in the biotech industry by highlighting groundbreaking achievements, discussing emerging therapies, and exploring future advancements.
  • With over 14,000 biotech and pharma leaders in attendance, the conference provides extensive networking opportunities through the BIO One-on-One Partnering program.

Collaborating with the University of California, the City of Riverside participated in the BIO Tech Conference 2023 in Boston from June 5 to 8. With a thriving ecosystem of groundbreaking startups and prestigious research institutions, this city is emerging as a vanguard destination that will propel the biotech industry forward. Brace yourself for an electrifying innovation showcase as Riverside showcases its prowess and sets a new standard at this prestigious event.

The BIO International Convention from June 5-8, 2023, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA, promises to be an exciting and impactful event for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. 

With its diverse range of programming, extensive networking opportunities, and esteemed speakers, the conference aims to inspire innovation, honor groundbreaking achievements, and emphasize the importance of science in shaping the future.

Standing up for Innovation

The theme of BIO 2023, the International Convention, stands as a platform to celebrate and recognize the values of biotech breakthroughs. The event highlights the need to advocate for innovation, truth, and science to drive progress and positively impact society. By addressing the current and future state of biotechnology, the conference aims to foster collaboration, share knowledge, and propel the industry forward.

Notable Speakers and Engaging Programming

  • Katie Couric

She will grace the main stage on June 6. Katie Couric is known for her tireless pursuit of Science, as a Patient award-winning journalist, and as a cancer advocate. In an interview conducted by Rachel King, BIO CEO, Couric’s discussion will focus on her unwavering commitment to advocating for patients. Attendees can expect insightful perspectives from Couric since her contributions have made a lasting impact in raising awareness about health-related issues.

  • Robert M. Califf

Fighting Misinformation and Leading the FDA Former 22nd commissioner and current 25th commissioner of the FDA, Robert M. Califf, returns to lead an engaging session on June 7. He has weathered challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, attacks on the accelerated approval pathway, and an infant formula shortage, making combating misinformation a top priority. His session will provide valuable insights into the regulatory landscape and the importance of evidence-based decision-making.

Forging New Opportunities and Partnerships

The BIO International Convention serves as a gathering ground for over 14,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders, offering a week of intensive networking and partnering opportunities. The BIO One-on-One Partnering program facilitates meetings between industry professionals, allowing them to discover new collaborations, investments, and strategic partnerships. 

Attendees can expect discussions on emerging treatments, gene therapies, precision medicine, and innovative approaches to address unmet medical needs. This platform has proven instrumental in fostering innovation and accelerating the development of novel treatments and technologies.

The Business of Biotech

Understanding the business landscape is vital for the biotech industry. Programming sessions will explore market dynamics, commercialization strategies, intellectual property protection, and financing opportunities. Industry leaders will share their experiences and insights, providing attendees with valuable knowledge to navigate the upcoming challenges.

Regulatory and Policy Outlooks

Shaping the future regulatory frameworks and policies is vital for shaping the biotech landscape. Discussions will focus on the evolving regulatory environment, policy implications, and strategies for successful product approvals. Experts will share their perspectives on navigating regulatory challenges and ensuring patient safety while fostering innovation.

Nurturing Talent and Diversity

The conference will address topics like talent acquisition, retention, and development. Sessions will focus on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biotech industry, attracting and nurturing talent, and creating an environment conducive to collaboration and growth.


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