BIO 2015 Call for Information

As the Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) prepares for BIO 2015, in Philadelphia June 15-19, they are beginning to gather the best stories, announcements and breakthroughs from Pennsylvania life sciences companies to share with media attending the show.

They want to help spread the word about the latest advancements from your region and companies located in your area and DCED will be conducting outreach to encourage journalists to include Pennsylvania in their pre-show, show and after-show coverage.

Please share any news announcements, new initiatives or breakthroughs with Sarah Thomas ( or Jenna Lefever ( by February 2, 2015 to be included in the pre-show pitching.

Most importantly, if you know of a major company announcement to be made at or around BIO, please let the DCED team know. Your announcement and all details will be kept confidential, but there are opportunities to host press conferences at BIO and other communications opportunities that need to be planned for in advance. We will gladly help your organization make the most of these opportunities.

Buzz of BIO should also be on your radar. Developed to recognize the most innovative companies in the biotech sector,Buzz of BIO opens nominations to all organizations and companies. This year, they would like you to nominate leaders in your region for this award. Winners are selected through a voting process. DCED will support Pennsylvania-nominated companies by asking for our social media followers to vote throughout the process and including information in upcoming e-newsletters. Start thinking about the top companies in your region and we will let you know when nominations are open.

We are looking forward to showing the world why Pennsylvania is a leader in the life sciences industry when BIO comes to Philadelphia in June. Please reach out to Sarah or Jenna with any questions.