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BioPharm America[TM] 2012 Program to Feature First SciBX: Science-Business eXchange Innovation in BioPharma Summit.

CARLSBAD, Calif. & BOSTON -- This year, EBD Group's BioPharm America[TM] will partner with Nature Publishing Group and BioCentury Publications Inc. to host the first SciBX: Science-Business eXchange Innovation in BioPharma Summit. EBD Group, the leading partnering firm for the life science industry, will hold its fifth annual BioPharm America[TM] event September 19-21, 2012 in Boston, MA, at the Westin Boston Waterfront in collaboration with the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio).

"We are pleased to host this prestigious inaugural SciBX Summit at BioPharm America," said Carola Schropp, President of EBD Group. "We have worked with Nature Publishing Group for many years, and their inclusion in our program will be a highlight of our event this year."

The EBD Group/SciBX collaboration is unique to the life sciences partnering conference in that it will give delegates privileged access to stakeholders, both from industry and academia, in an area of active innovation in biopharma.

This first SciBX Summit will focus on macrocycles and constrained peptides-challenges and applications. In particular, the Summit will focus the discussion around the opportunities afforded by these compounds in the area of targeting intracellular protein-protein interactions vis-a-vis small molecules and other chemical entities. Their potential for improved oral bioavailability and related benefits will also be discussed.

The summit will consist of a plenary panel discussion featuring stakeholders in the space from biotech, pharma and academia. These panelists will convene as a "think tank" in the run-up to the meeting with the goal of providing the foundation for a Roadmap document capturing the landscape and the challenges, opportunities and necessary next steps in the field that would facilitate its advancement to the next phase of development. This final report will be complemented with insights gained during the Summit taking place at BioPharm America.

"The aim of these Summits, of which the September event at BioPharm America will be the inaugural event, is to capture the interest of all those interested in innovation in the life sciences, and in particular in areas in which there is obvious excitement at the confluence of academia, VCs, biotech and pharma," said Gaspar Taroncher-Oldenburg, PhD, Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of SciBX. "The focus of this first Summit, macrocycles and constrained peptides, is a perfect example of such a sweet spot in innovation where we expect the frank and in depth discussion within the Think Tank and at the event itself to lead to the formulation of a roadmap of innovation that stakes out the hurdles and goalposts on the path to the next level of development in the area."

Register for BioPharm America before July 20, 2012 and save USD 200. Registration information for BioPharm America can be found by going to http://www.ebdgroup.com/bpa/registration/index.php.

About BioPharm America 2012

BioPharm America is where biotech industry partnerships get started. Meet face-to-face with biotech and pharma executives from around the world to identify and enter strategic relationships. Equipped with partneringONE[R], BioPharm America is the only event in North America based on the same reputable formula as EBD Group's acclaimed European events BIO-Europe[R] and BIO-Europe Spring[R].

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Follow BioPharm America 2012 on Twitter: twitter.com/ebdgroup (hashtag: #BPA12)

About MassBio

MassBio, a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation's oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 600 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and healthcare, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.

About EBD Group

EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global life science industry. Since 1993, biotech, pharma and medical device companies have leveraged EBD Group's partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business opportunities and develop strategic relationships essential to their success. EBD Group's conferences are run with the support of leading corporations and international trade associations and include:

* BIO-Europe[R] and BIO-Europe Spring[R], Europe's largest life science partnering conferences, supported by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

* BioPharm America[TM], the fastest growing partnering event in North America

* Biotech Showcase[TM], a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives, co-produced with Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors

* BioEquity Europe, the investor conference co-organized with BioCentury Publications and BIO

* ChinaBio[R] Partnering Forum, the first dedicated biotech/pharma partnering conference in China, co-produced with ChinaBio[R] LLC

* EuroMedtech[TM], EBD Group's partnering event for the innovative medical technology industry

* Partnering for Global Impact[R], a new partnering conference providing an innovative forum to partner, identify and generate social and philanthropic investment and funding opportunities

EBD Group's sophisticated web-based partnering service, partneringONE[R], is also used as the partnering engine at numerous third-party events around the world, and partnering360[R] is the open online community of life science dealmakers that enhances partnering experiences all year long.

Outside of the conference format, EBD Group's consultants provide hands-on assistance for firms seeking to in- or out-license products and technologies.

EBD Group has offices in the USA and Europe.

For more information please visit www.ebdgroup.com.
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