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EBD Group. (1/22/19). "Press Release: Biotech Showcase Celebrates Record Attendance by Life Science Investors, CEOs". New York, NY, San Francisco, CA & Carlsbad, CA.

Region Region San Francisco, CA
  Country United States (USA)
Organisations Organisation EBD Group Inc.
  Group Informa plc (Group)
  Organisation 2 Demy-Colton Inc.
Products Product Biotech Showcase 2019 San Francisco
  Product 2 Biotech Showcase 2020 San Francisco
Persons Person Demy, Sara Jane (Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors 201606 CEO)
  Person 2 Chrisman, Anna (Informa 201511 Managing Director at EBD Group)

Biotech Showcase™, one of the most influential international biotechnology investor conferences in the world, concluded in San Francisco the second week of January and brought together more than 3,600 decision makers and biotech investors shaping the biopharmaceutical industry. This year’s event marks the largest number of investors and overall attendees in the eleven-year history of the conference. Biotech Showcase is produced jointly by Demy-Colton and EBD Group.

“During healthcare’s busiest week of the year, we are proud to be the leading platform for small- and mid-cap public and private biotech companies to explore investment opportunities that drive innovation and advance life-changing therapeutics,” said Sara Jane Demy, founder and CEO, Demy-Colton. “This year, we had more attendees than ever before, including a record number of investors meeting with companies and attending company presentations. This investor interest at both Biotech Showcase and Digital Medicine & Medtech Showcase is what has attracted the most exciting and cutting-edge companies year after year. Taken together, this speaks to the impressive growth and high value that this conference, and the surrounding week of activities, holds for the biotech industry.”

“Now in our eleventh year, we are pleased that Biotech Showcase continues to see record numbers of attendees with a strong showing from both public and private presenting companies and more than 1,000 registered investors,” said Anna Chrisman, Group Managing Director, EBD Group. “The announcements and discussions heard in the hallways, partnering rooms, and presentation stages throughout the conference provides key insights into the life science community and highlights the trends that will shape the industry in the coming year.”

Some of the world’s leading biotech and pharmaceutical investors joined CEOs, executives, and industry advisors in multiple panels, plenary sessions, and workshops covering a wide variety of timely trends and issues facing the industry. Reexamination of Alzheimer’s disease, discussions on the state of industry financing, exploration of the RNA therapeutic landscape, the outlook on gene therapy, and progress in rare and orphan diseases were just a few of the topics addressed this year.

“Biotech Showcase offers a unique opportunity for life science investors to gather and learn about new technologies and the progress of an amazing array of innovative companies. Each year, our face to face interactions with promising biotechnology companies provides significant value by helping to inform our investing decisions over the next few years,” said Eric Aguiar, MD, partner at Aisling Capital. “The programming and structure of the conference continues to be an important resource for the biotech investment community.”

Panelists from Biotech Showcase, Digital Health & Medtech Showcase, and China Showcase took the time to provide their expertise on several key issues facing the industry. This year’s speakers included leaders from Celgene, Novo Nordisk, Roche, NEA, Third Rock, Venrock, Raymond James, Pappas Capital, Blackrock, Piper Jaffray, and many more. Major sponsors of the conference included Syneos Health, AstraZeneca, Covington, Hogan Lovells, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, ClearView Healthcare Partners, and Lonza.

The next Biotech Showcase will be held January 13-15, 2020 in San Francisco. For more information go to

About Demy-Colton

Since 2008, Demy-Colton has been at the forefront of building networks between leaders from innovative biotech companies and industry stakeholders to examine and address biotech opportunities and challenges and deliver on the promise of transformational science.

We do this through facilitating networking and biotech community development on an international scale. Our investor conferences and CEO Summits expand communities that transcend geographical boundaries establishing ongoing, high-value relationships that contributes greatly to the evolution of the biopharmaceutical ecosystems we cultivate.

We set a unique stage where biotech leaders, investors, and stakeholders can connect to realize significant opportunities for investment, learning, and growth. Our events spur introductions and thoughtful conversations. In turn, inspiration, ideas, and opportunities for investment flow. Demy-Colton’s expanding portfolio of conferences include:

> Biotech Showcase™ – a unique forum in San Francisco for presenting to investors and business development executives

> Digital Medicine & Medtech Showcase™ – A meeting, coinciding with Biotech Showcase, where key opinion leaders, investors and CEOs in the digital medicine and medtech spaces examine the latest industry advances and trends.

> China Showcase A one-day meeting, coinciding with Biotech Showcase, that highlights cross-border biotech investment and collaboration opportunities between China and the U.S.

> Biotech CEO Summit™ – An invitation-only, thought-provoking meeting for biotech industry leaders united by the common goal of driving responsible growth and innovation

> Biotech CEO Summit Europe™ – An invitation-only, one-of-a-kind event dedicated to helping the leadership of newly public and late stage private biotech companies navigate the constantly evolving biotech landscape

About EBD Group

EBD Group’s overriding mission is to help collaborations get started across the life science value chain. Our range of partnering conferences has grown to become the largest and most productive conference platform in the industry. Each one of our seven landmark events held in key life science markets around the world is powered by our state-of-the-art partnering software, partneringONE®, that enables delegates to efficiently identify and engage with new opportunities via one-to-one meetings.

Today our events (BIO-Europe®, BIO-Europe Spring®, BioPharm America™, Biotech Showcase™, China Showcase, Digital Medicine & Medtech Showcase, ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, Cell & Gene Connect, and BioEquity Europe) annually attract more than 12,000 senior life science executives who engage in over 48,000 one-to-one partnering meetings. These vital one-to-one engagements are the wellspring of deals that drive innovation in our industry.

Tune into EBD Group’s Partnering Insight for timely coverage of news that influences the business strategies of the life science industry. EBD Group is an Informa company. For more information please visit


Kari Bennett
EBD Group
(760) 930-0500

Peggy Vorwald
CG Life for Demy-Colton
(858) 457-2436 ext. 2013

Record changed: 2019-02-16


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