June 8-11, 2020 | San Diego, CA


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The BIO International Convention brings together the most innovative thinkers and leaders in biotechnology. As BIO heads to California for the 2020 BIO International Convention, we are excited to explore the vibrant ecosystem of top universities, academic medical centers, and research institutes in San Diego, California. 

Apply to Host a Tour at BIO 2020

BIO is seeking tour sites in the San Diego area that are forward thinking, engaging in cutting-edge research & development and seeking to showcase their knowledge to an engaged global biotech audience. Hosting a tour allows you to:

  • Showcase your site to a diverse group of industry professionals from around the world
  • Profile new technology and provide insight on promising research development
  • Establish your organization as an international leader who tackles the most pressing issues in our sector

Call for Tour Proposals is Now Open!  Submit a proposal today. The deadline for all proposals is January 17, 2020. Please contact with questions.


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All tour proposals must be submitted through BIO’s Call for Sessions Submission Site, late September, 2019 – January 17, 2020. Note: tour proposal timeline is different from the session proposals timeline.


Past Tour Sites Have Included:

Life Science Corridor – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and Princeton University - New Jersey

This tour allows attendees to explore the innovative life science research and entrepreneurial programs at Rutgers and Princeton that can be leveraged for public-private partnerships. It will highlight specific centers and programs (RUCDR, C-SOPS and Princeton Innovation Center BioLabs) while demonstrating how each university establishes effective collaborations with their partners.   

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 Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB) Training and Education Facility – Pennsylvania

The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB) is a specialized training and education institute for single-use-reactor bioprocessing technology. JIB is partnering with NIBRT in Dublin to provide real-world, industrial-scale, hands-on training of industry professionals, education of new bioprocessing engineers, and workforce development for the bioprocessing industry. Tour attendees will get to experience Jefferson’s new mock-GMP facility that simulates an industrial single-use bioprocessing facility for the purpose of educating bioprocessing professionals who are prepared to enter the manufacturing workforce and training existing bioprocessing professionals in state-of-the-art technologies. 

Invest, Attract, Grow: A Tour of the Philadelphia Navy Yard Life Sciences Cluster – Pennsylvania

Participants will explore the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a waterfront urban campus that is home to hundreds of emerging and established companies, including a large life sciences cluster, in a mix of world-class office and R&D space and adaptively-reused historic buildings. This tour will feature multiple stops at the Navy Yard, including the headquarters of GSK, WuXi Advanced Therapies, Coriell Life Sciences, and Adaptimmune, and lunch at the stunning headquarters of URBN.   

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