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Biggest Bio Event in Asia to Kick Off at COEX on March 30
Biggest Bio Event in Asia to Kick Off at COEX on March 30
  • By Michael Herh
  • March 29, 2016, 01:45
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Scene from the 2015 Bio & Medical Korea
Scene from the 2015 Bio & Medical Korea


The BIO KOREA 2016 will be held jointly by North Chungcheong Province and Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) at the COEX in Samseong-dong in Seoul from March 30 to April 1. The event began in 2006 and marks its 11th anniversary this year. The event will feature 500 booths, about 300 participating companies and about 20,000 participants.  

Korea’s biggest bio event in Asia is expected to serve as a venue which will promote Korean bio companies’ overseas advancement, international exchanges of technological information and technology commercialization via conferences about excellent technologies and products, showcases, business forums and partnering.

The event will consist of exhibits of various products and items such as medicines, medical devices, fusion bio, consulting, universities and research institutes and government agencies among others. In addition, the Bio Korea 2016 will hold conferences involving presentations and discussions with the participation of Korean and foreign specialists in bio, pharmaceutical, vaccine and health care sectors.   

About 200 lecturers will take part in ten sessions of 12 tracks such as antibodies, stem cells, vaccines and medical devices. The business forum will draw about 300 companies from 35 countries. The forum is expected to give a boost to drug and bio firms’ globalization and research cooperation with events such as technological presentations by Korean and foreign companies that want to transfer their technologies and business meetings about bio investment.  

 “I hope that about 20,000 specialists from about 40 countries will take part in this hot event that will create synergies,” said Lee Young-chan, director of the KHIDI. “I anticipate that the Bio Korea will spark off Korea’s take-off to be one of the world’ seven strongest bio and health powers. More details can be found on its official homepage (http://www.biokorea.org/e_default.asp?pLnEng).