AusBiotech national conference puts spotlights on the robust Queensland biotech industry
The brightest brains in biotechnology and innovation recently gathered in Brisbane for the AusBiotech 2013 national conference; the largest annual gathering of biotechnology experts in the Australia and the Asia Pacific region. The event was held from 30 October to 1 November 2013 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre – and is set to return to Queensland in 2014.
AusBiotech 2013 featured a stellar line-up of Australian and international speakers from the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, life science, business, investment, research and health industries, who explored the conference’s theme, bio-economy in transition. Speakers discussed the transformation of the Australian industry as it evolves and adapts to current global forces, in an effort to grow economic activity derived from biotechnologies. The Agriculture and Food Biotechnology Symposium brought together food technology and agricultural experts to address the commercial issues and demands affecting agriculture, functional foods and the nutraceuticals industries.
The national conference will return to Queensland next year, with AusBiotech 2014 to be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, from 28 to 31 October 2014.
Queensland is an Australian leader in supporting the development of robust biotechnological inventions through to commercialisation and these conferences are an excellent opportunity to celebrate these achievements and identify new opportunities for growth on home soil. The Queensland life sciences industry currently includes 252 companies, 86 core biotechnology companies, and 47 biotechnology-related research institutes.
AusBiotech thanks the Queensland Government for their outstanding support as co-host for the 2013 and 2014 events.
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