Publish Date: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 12:15

BIO 2019

This year’s annual Australian delegation to the largest biotech event in the world is the most impressive participation seen to date. The Australian presence was prominent with the Australian pavilion being one of the focal points of the event with over 150 companies standing united in the delegation.

Drawing in more than 16,000 biotechnology and pharma leaders from over 7,000 companies and 67 countries, including over 1,800 exhibitors and 800 speakers Bio offers exposure to industry thought-leaders and access to global biotech and pharma leaders from across the world.

Professor Carolyn Mountford, CEO of TRI and Director of Research and Dr Debra Kiss, TRI Program Communications Officer attended the event as part of the Australian delegation. Australian delegates also included Hon Kate Jones MP, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Prof Paul Bertsch, Chief Scientist of Queensland, Prof Ian Frazer AC, The University of Queensland, Mr Blake Wills, CEO of Microba, A/Prof Chamindie Punyadeera, Queensland University of Technology, Prof Derek Richard, Queensland University of Technology and Scientific Director of CARP and Dr Laura Croft, Queensland University of Technology to name but a few.

The Australian pavilion, promoted the strength of the Australian life sciences, and fostered global connections with its overseas counterparts. The pavilion featured major federal supporters: the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Department of Health, MTPConnect, and Austrade.

TRI based leading Biotech Company Microba, launched a R&D program at BIO on Monday that focuses on the prevalent and incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The programme, co-launched by Queensland Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, Kate Jones - will develop gut microbiome derived therapeutics for IBD. For more information on the Microba launch, please see here. 

For more information about Bio 2019, please see here.

Pictured L-R: Dr Debra Kiss (TRI Program Communications Officer), Hon Kate Jones MP, (Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development), Professor Carolyn Mountford, (CEO of Translational Research Institute and Director of Research) and QUT Bluebox CEO, Tim McLennan.