Mid-Atlantic Bio Opens BioMatch to Conference Registrants

Aug 30, 2012

Mid-Atlantic Bio Opens BioMatch to Conference Registrants

New Online Platform Connects Companies With Potential Partners On Site

BETHESDA, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference today opened BioMatch to all registered conference attendees. BioMatch is the business networking tool for the conference and offers a robust online and mobile platform for attendees to share information and set up one-on-one meetings at the conference. Mobile apps for BioMatch are available for iPhone or Android devices.

“With attendees from more than 30 states and 10 countries, Mid-Atlantic Bio has always been a terrific networking event. Developing new partnerships is at the heart of what we do. BioMatch simply enhances the opportunities through the latest online and mobile technologies.”

“BioMatch is one of the signature offerings at Mid-Atlantic Bio, and we are thrilled to open access to this improved platform that will help people connect at the conference,” said Robin Deacle at North Carolina Biotechnology Center. “With attendees from more than 30 states and 10 countries, Mid-Atlantic Bio has always been a terrific networking event. Developing new partnerships is at the heart of what we do. BioMatch simply enhances the opportunities through the latest online and mobile technologies.”

Using BioMatch, attendees can create profiles and upload specific licensing and product information which they can share with other conference registrants. They will also be able to see who is attending the Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference, learn about them in advance of the conference and schedule and track one-on-one appointments. BioMatch uses a new system that organizers implemented in response to feedback from attendees at prior conferences.

The platform provides a way for attendees to manage their own schedules and activities. The recently announced SBIR sessions – which offer the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with National Institutes of Health program managers – utilize the BioMatch platform.

“By offering an easy-to-use and easy-to-access tool for registered conference attendees to make on-site connections and build existing relationships, we are hoping to catalyze more business connections and opportunities, which we know are a priority for conference attendees,” said Jeffrey M. Gallagher at Virginia Bio.

Mid-Atlantic Bio takes place on September 27-28, 2012. Hundreds of biotech companies from across the industry will be coming together during this regional event.

The 2012 Mid-Atlantic Bio Conference is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, the Virginia Biotechnology Association, the Tech Council of Maryland, along with their new, strategic partner, the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

About Mid-Atlantic Bio

Mid-Atlantic Bio – taking place September 27-28 in Bethesda, Md. – is one of the country’s premier biotech conferences for senior-level executives, policymakers, academia, financiers, media and service providers. Its proximity to the US government, federal labs, commercial research and development, academic centers of excellence and a growing investment community, make it a uniquely valuable venue for those in the life sciences community. First launched as an industry gathering at the Academies of Science, the conference is a joint initiative of the founding host organizations: the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association, the Virginia Biotechnology Association, and the Tech Council of Maryland. The Conference is also pleased to welcome the North Carolina Biotechnology Center as a strategic partner for 2012. For more information, please visit midatlanticbio.org.

Contacts

Mid-Atlantic Bio
Audrey Chang, 202-295-8779
media@midatlanticbio.org