TAIPEI – In response to ongoing restrictions in Taiwan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BIO Asia-Taiwan 2021 will take place as planned from July 21-25, but in an online-only Format, with activities like the conference, the exhibition, the BIO’s One-on-one Partnering ™, company presentations and more. However, the on-site exhibition will be postponed to November 4-7 , 2021 and will continue to be held at TaiNEX 2, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taipei.
“With the” all-online “format, the meeting will enable the biomedical community from around the world to network without borders,” said Johnsee Lee, chairman of the organizing committee.
Participants from 34 countries and regions have already registered, including more than 500 manufacturers from Asia and around the world, who will take part in the online exhibition and company presentation program. Note that the exhibition has now been extended by four days, opening on July 19th and closing on July 28th.
Under this year’s conference theme “A Brave New Era for Biotechnology” , a high-profile cast of more than 100 speakers was invited, including Robert Langer from MIT , known as the “Edison of Medicine”, Michael Houghton , 2020 Nobel Prize Winner , Graham Lewis from IQVIA and Claire Love from PwC. Topics include breakthrough technologies, the latest medical innovations, pandemic control and post-pandemic strategies, digital health, gene and cell therapies, and bio-industry collaborations and investments.
On the topic of pandemic control, Chunhuei Chi, director of the Center for Global Health at Oregon State University, Asher Yeshaihu Salmon from the Israeli Ministry of Health and Dr. Li Bingying from National Taiwan University .
“During the pandemic, we continued to work with local players to bring the domestic biotechnology industry up to international standards,” said Herbert Wu , chairman of the Taiwan Bio Industry Organization (Taiwan BIO), which together with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO ) is one of the organizers of BIO Asia-Taiwan 2021. “BIO Asia-Taiwan 2021 will maintain this momentum and we expect the industry not only to survive the pandemic, but to emerge stronger from it and benefit from a wave of international cooperation and fundraising opportunities as Result of the meeting benefited, “he added.
Registration for the conference is currently open, with the pre-registration discount ending on July 18th.
SOURCE: Taiwan Bio Industry Organization