FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Oct. 24, 2000

Contact: Ward Mullens

ward.mullens@emich.edu

734.487.4400


EMU HOSTS STATE'S FIRST EVER BIOMED EXPO

YPSILANTI &endash; Eastern Michigan University will host Michigan's first ever BioMed Expo Thursday, Oct. 26, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., at the Convocation Center. The cost is $20 for students and $50 for professionals.

"We're trying to involve academe with biotech firms," said Dr. Elizabeth Butch, of EMU's chemistry department. "This event is for the scientists of the future and offers opportunities for many different people."

Butch said there will be 44 exhibitors featuring a wide range of business and scientific support services for biomedical entrepreneurs. The expo will include speakers, exhibits, and 10 workshops covering all aspects of commercializing biomedical technology.

Keynote speakers include Carl Feldbaum, president of Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO); and W. Steven Burke, senior vice president of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Feldman will give the keynote address at 12:30 p.m. Burke will speak at 3:30 p.m.

BIO represents more than 850 companies, academic institutions and state biotechnology centers in 47 states and 26 nations. The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is a non-profit corporation working for economic gain to North Carolina.

For more information, call 734.930.9741.

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