October 12, 2009 09:15 ET

Over 1,500 Bioprocessing Professionals Gather in Raleigh, North Carolina for IBC Life Sciences' Annual BioProcess International™ Conference & Exhibition

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2009) - Today IBC Life Sciences kicks off its annual BioProcess International™ Conference & Exhibition in Raleigh, North Carolina with over 1,500 pharmaceutical, biotechnology, government and academic researchers, executives and technology providers expected to attend.

"We are delighted that despite difficult economic times, about 1,500 people are participating in the BioProcess International Conference and Exhibition this week. The event remains an industry 'must-attend' event because of the value of the programming and the fact that most of the important decision-makers in the field are here," said Ellen C. King, Head of the Bioprocessing Series at IBC Life Sciences.

The event, taking place on October 12-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina, features over 150 speakers, 4 dedicated conference tracks, 9 strategic discussion forums, 49 case studies, 9 roundtable discussions, more than 150 booths on the exhibit hall floor and 2 industry site tours to Diosynth Biotechnology and Biogen Idec. Plus, a co-located career development seminar and BioSpace Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 14.

This year, the program features over 143 presentations from senior executives, including six keynote presenters who will provide inspiration for the future of the bioprocessing industry. Presentations include, "In Pursuit of Quality: Continual Improvement, Innovation, and Regulatory Oversight," presented by Ali Afnán, Ph.D. of CDER, US FDA and "ObamaCare: Spending, System Reform and Market Change," presented by J.D. Kleinke, Medical Economist & Author, "Oxymorons: The Myth of a U.S Health Care System."

The conference program runs October 12-16 and is divided into 3 pre-conference symposiums on Monday, October 12 and 4 main conference tracks that run concurrently on October 13-16. The four conference tracks are: manufacturing efficiency & supply chain security, scaling up from bench through commercialization, cell culture & upstream processing and recovery & purification.

The sold out exhibit hall is open October 13-15, with over 150 bioprocessing technology exhibitors. Exhibit hall viewing passes are still available. For complete event details, visit www.IBCLifeSciences.com/BPI.

About IBC Life Sciences

IBC Life Sciences is the worldwide leader in scientific, technological and business conferences and courses for the life science industry. For more information, visit: http://www.IBCLifeSciences.com.

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