2014 BIO International Convention -Booth #2011 –Ag-West Bio announced today that Saskatchewan will have a strong presence at the 2014 BIO International Convention, in San Diego. The Saskatchewan Biosciences Booth will highlight innovations in agriculture and health, such as plant-made pharmaceuticals and surgical materials.

WHAT: Saskatchewan Biosciences at 2014 BIO International Convention
WHEN: Tuesday, June 24 – Thursday, June 26, 2014
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California – Booth #2011, Canada Place

With over 100 years of history in agricultural science, Saskatchewan is known as an agbiotech leader. In addition, it has extended that innovation into the development of bio-based technologies which are being used to create green chemicals, biofuels and other sustainable bioproducts.

Saskatchewan biotechnology and life sciences organizations represented at BIO 2014 include:

AdeTherapeutics –  reduction of scarring related to surgery and aging
Ag-West Bio – partnership catalyst
Innovation Saskatchewan 
Prairie Plant Systems – new plant biotechnologies, including medicinal marijuana
SREDA – Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority
University of Saskatchewan Industry Liaison Office – www.usask.ca/research/ilo

“Our Government is proud to support Ag-West Bio in raising international awareness of our growing biotechnology sector. We look forward to the development of new trade and investment opportunities for western Canadian companies, while showcasing the advanced research and technology developed by this burgeoning sector,” said the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

Attendees are invited to attend the Opening of Canada Place (Booth #2011) on Tuesday, June 24th at 10am PDT, as well as the annual Gold Leaf Awards presentation at 4pm PDT, where Agrisoma Biosciences, a Saskatoon-based company will be accepting the Gold Leaf Business of the Year Award. The Biotech Innovation Competition Showcase will take place on Wednesday, June 25th at 10am PDT.

About Saskatchewan Biosciences

Saskatchewan Biosciences represents companies and organizations active in the research and commercialization of bio-based products and processes. Participants include Innovation Saskatchewan, Prairie Plant Systems, AdeTherapeutics, the University of Saskatchewan's Industry Liaison Office, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) and Ag-West Bio. Learn more by visiting Canada Place at BIO 2014, booth #2011 and follow us on Twitter @agwestbio.

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