State delegation to attend biotechnology conference

Published: Thursday, May 14, 2009 7:00 am

The Journal Record

Nearly 70 delegates from Oklahoma's bioscience industry plan to attend the BIO 2009 International Convention in Atlanta May 18-21.

The delegation will include scientists, business leaders, educators and economic development officers from Oklahoma City, Claremore, Sapulpa, Stillwater, Ardmore, Tulsa and Norman, according to the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.

The delegation will help staff a 1,600-square-foot Oklahoma Bioscience Pavilion with touch-screen monitors showing presentations about Oklahoma's bioscience companies.

"Last year we reached nearly 3,500 business prospects at the BIO International Convention," said Roy H. Williams, president and CEO of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, which is organizing the trip. "Oklahoma is garnering more and more attention for the things we are doing in the bioscience sector, and we are building on that momentum."

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