Registration Open for BIO Livestock Biotech Summit

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To Be Held September 19-21, 2012, in Kansas City, MO
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 15, 2012) – The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today registration is open for its second-ever BIO Livestock Biotech Summit, scheduled for September 19-21, 2012, in Kansas City, MO. Focused on “Developing global solutions through animal biotechnology”, this unique conference will include workshops on the latest applications and benefits of genetically engineered animals for animal health, welfare, human health and food production.
 “Our inaugural Livestock Biotech Summit in 2010 was a tremendous success,” said David Edwards, PhD, director of Animal Biotechnology at BIO, “With continuous advances in both biomedical and food applications, we look forward to again bringing together the world’s leading industry, academic and government leaders in the fields of science and animal agriculture.”  
During three days of cross cutting discussions among industry, academic and government leaders, topics such as the regulatory process for genetically engineered (GE) animals and public and private funding opportunities will be covered.  Expert panels will focus on the science and benefits of GE agricultural animals for both food and biomedical applications as well as the regulatory hurdles and other challenges to advancing the technology. 
Online registration is now open. Please visit
All programs at the Livestock Biotech Summit are open to attendance by members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast or web publications with valid press credentials. Valid press credentials include: 
Official photo identification from employing news agency
A by-lined story from employing news agency dated within the last six months
A publication masthead listing you as an editorial contributor.  Freelance journalists may also apply for complimentary media registration, but must present:
  • A signed letter on company letterhead from your assignment editor confirming your assignment to cover the event
  • A by-lined story dated within the last six months
**Web-based, college, and freelance reporters are strongly encouraged to register in advance. Please note that marketing executives, sales representatives, public relations executives, analysts, consultants, authors, and researchers may not register as media.

About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.