BIOTEC’s participation in BIO 2006


BIOTEC, Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS), Board of Investment (BOI), and Technology Management Center (TMC) participated in BIO2006 Chicago, 9-12 April 2006. This is an opportunity to update with the latest trends in biotechnology and to entice investment and collaboration in bio-business sector. The exhibition represented more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and 31 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

 Thailand succeeded in increasing network in biotechnology and promoting possible for collaboration and investment in Thailand. We were given an opportunity to present the Thailand biotechnology opportunities and to discuss with participants visiting The Thailand Pavilion.     

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The Thailand Pavilion attracted over 1,900 visitors.

On Sunday 9th April Thailand was among 15 countries, organizing a Country Seminar from 12:30 hrs -13:20 hrs.  The Seminar introduced the audience to key players in promoting R&D collaboration, commercialization and investment in Thailand. In addition, the audience was informed of the attractive investment incentives, status of R&D, existing and newly-initiated infrastructure and bio-business environment which the Thai government can cater to foreign prospectors. The seminar was attended by 100 participants.           

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From  left: Prof. Chachanat Thebtaranonth, Ms. Ajarin Pattanapanchai, Prof. Morakot Tanticharoen and Prof. Dr. Pornchai Matangkasombut in Thailand Country Seminar. 

Next year the BIO International Convention will be held in Boston on 6-9 May 2007 with the theme of “Science Converges. Business Emerges.”  BIOTEC will form part of Thai organizations participating in the exhibition.