BIO on the BAYOU, the premier biotechnology conference for the Gulf South region, returns to New Orleans on October 3 & 4, 2023 – with programming held at Tulane University and the New Orleans Bioinnovation Center. James Zanewicz, Chief Business Officer for the Tulane University School of Medicine, stated, “I'm excited to announce that registration is now OPEN for 'BIO on the BAYOU'! Attendees will get access to cutting-edge science and in-depth discussions at the nexus of healthcare and biotech, with the ability to partner at home in the south just like they could in Boston or San Francisco – at a fraction of the cost.”
BIO on the BAYOU brings together senior executives and top decision-makers from the corporate, investor, foundation, government, and academic sectors to collaborate and accelerate the advancement of treatments, tests, and cures. The conference features three key types of speakers and presentations, all with ties to the broader Gulf South region: Academic researchers presenting their bio and health-tech-related science and advancements; Academic-related start-up companies; and interactive moderated panels of experts on topics such as accelerating commercialization, working with foundations, communications in biotech and what companies and investors truly want from our region.
Allyson Best, Director of the Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Mississippi, explains why they joined as an organizing institution in 2022 and returned in 2023 “At the University of Mississippi, we believe in pushing the boundaries of research and fostering innovation. Joining 'BIO on the BAYOU' was a natural choice for us – an unparalleled opportunity to collaborate, learn, and drive the future of biotech. This event brings well-deserved attention to a region with amazing science.”
In addition to the educational programming, BIO on the BAYOU also offers networking opportunities, private meeting capabilities powered by partneringONE®, and most importantly, business-style scientific presentations straight from researchers at leading Gulf South universities, including Tulane University, LSU Health New Orleans, The University of Mississippi, Xavier University of Louisiana, Jackson State University, LSU Health Shreveport, The University of Kentucky, The University of Louisville, Mississippi State, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, The Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust, and the University of Southern Mississippi.
Patrick Reed, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Partnerships at LSU Health New Orleans, encourages everyone to register today and prepare for partnering in advance: “Don't wait until the last moment! Register now for 'BIO on the BAYOU' and make sure to complete your profile in detail. When partnering opens on September 5th, you'll be perfectly positioned to maximize your interactions with top industry professionals and discerning investors. By doing so, you’ll be able to send and receive meeting requests that enable you to make impactful connections.”
All three organizers want to remind attendees that thanks to our generous sponsors, registration for Bio on the BAYOU is again free in 2023, but spaces are limited. To register, visit bioonthebayou.com.