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Technologies of Tomorrow Pipeline of Promise


Likarda, a private biopharmacuetical company, combines early-phase discovery research with analytical services to provide cutting-edge drug discovery, screening, cell therapy, micro encapsulation and accessory services for entrepreneurs, pharmaceutical sectors and animal health.

Miromatrix is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of fully biological human organs to solve the chronic shortage of transplantable organs utilizing its patented perfusion decellularization/recellularization technology, as well as the development of the next generation of acellular based products.

What is the Buzz of BIO?

Buzz of BIO is a contest that recognizes U.S. based companies with groundbreaking, early stage technologies with the potential for improving our lives. Companies can submit in one of two categories (below) for a chance to win a complimentary Company Presentation and Convention Access + Partnering registration at the BIO International Convention. ($4,000+ value!)

What is a Company Presentation? 

Company Presentations are quick, 13-minute pitches for companies who are currently in or working toward clinical testing and regulated review. They help gain exposure for your company to business development executives, investors, research analysts, and more in BIO One-on-One Partnering™. Learn more about Company Presentations

Two Categories to Choose From:

Technologies of Tomorrow: Qualifying companies for Technologies of Tomorrow are biotechnology-focused companies that have not yet begun human trials or will not begin human trials.

Pipelines of Promise: Qualifying companies for Pipelines of Promise are biotechnology-focused companies that have at least started some human trials.

One company per category will earn the coveted title of the “Buzz of BIO.”  Only 40 nominations will be accepted in total, 20 nominations per category, and must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on February 28, 2019. 

How Does the Contest Work?

There are two phases to the Buzz of BIO Contest: Nominations and Voting.

During the Nominations period, we will collect up to 20 nominations per category. Nominations are reviewed to ensure they qualify for one of the two categories listed above, and that they meet the guidelines outlined in the contest rules.

During the Voting period, nominees are encouraged to promote their participation in the contest via social media, email, etc. in order to drive more votes for their company. The companies that receive the most votes in their respective category will earn the title of the "Buzz of BIO!"

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding contests, only U.S. residents who are 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter. View the Buzz of BIO Contest Rules.  

Contest Timeline:


Nominations Period: February 21 - February 28
Voting Period: March 19 - 21
Winners Announced: week of March 25




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