June 8-11, 2020 | San Diego, CA


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The 2017 BIO International Convention is June 19-22, 2017 in San Diego, California.

California is the home of many firsts for the life sciences sector including the first biotechnology company and the first biotechnology public offering, the first biotechnology drug approved by the FDA, the first companion diagnostic company and the first agricultural biotechnology company – just to name a few.

With the nation’s largest biotech workforce, over 242,000 Californians are directly employed in the life sciences, which generates nearly $259 billion in economic activity in California.

Southern California, in particular, has evolved into one of the world’s largest life science hubs. With one the highest concentration of biotech companies, academic research institutions and talented labor forces in the world, SoCal is a major driver of global life sciences research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization.

Did you know?

  • The life sciences industry represents a vital piece of San Diego’s innovation economy, contributing $31.8 billion each year in local economic impact—more than defense or even tourism.
  • San Diego is home to more than 85 Contract Research organizations
  • The Southern California region has more than 1,100 life sciences companies and more than 80 independent and university affiliated research institutes.
  • California’s large and leading BioScience research infrastructure has yielded nearly 30,000 patents since 2012.
  • $6,173.8 million in BioScience related capital venture investments were made in 2015 in the state of California, a 16.63% increase from the previous year.
  • California’s life sciences sector produces some of the most innovative therapies and  breakthrough treatments for patients worldwide. From research universities and institutions, to venture capital, startups and established companies, California’s top life sciences clusters – the Bay Area, San Diego and Los Angeles – continue to lead the nation today. 


Travel to San Diego

Airport: Located 3 miles from the San Diego Convention Center, the San Diego International Airport (SAN ) is easily accessed by I- 5, I-805, I- 15, and public transit.

Car: The convention center is located just off I-5, on the waterfront of the Gaslamp quarter. 

 Amtrak: Located only one mile away from the Convention Center, connecting you to large territories of California. 

Trolley: The San Diego Trolley has two stops directly in front of the convention center at Harbor Drive/First Avenue and Harbor Drive/Fifth Avenue. 

Hotel:  Book your hotel with the BIO travel planning service, which offers benefits you won’t find anywhere else. Explore your options now!




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