BIO International Convention 2017, San Diego Convention Centre

19 - 22 June 2017


Eight companies and organisations from Northern Ireland exhibited and visited at the BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the biotechnology industry.

From developing the world’s first portable defibrillator, to high performance scientific digital cameras, innovation is at the heart of Northern Ireland’s Life and Health Sciences sector.

With a creative and results-driven way of thinking and world-class companies that go the extra mile, Northern Ireland is the ideal place to find medtech solutions.

Who exhibited


Almac Group Ltd


Almac Group is a leading contract development and manufacturing organisation, with almost 50 years’ experience, providing an extensive range of integrated services to over 600 biopharma companies globally. Services range from R&D, biomarker discovery and development, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IRT technology (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture.
Twitter - @AlmacGroup




C-TRIC connects the worlds of academia, business and clinical in order to facilitate clinical research. C-TRIC offers space for companies, from those working with start-ups, through to larger organisations and foreign direct investment companies. Clinical research services including research ethics applications, experimental design, device assessment and access to clinician’s.
Twitter - @C_TRIC


Fusion Antibodies


Founded in 2001, Fusion Antibodies is a Contract Research Organization that offers a complete range of services for therapeutic and diagnostic antibody discovery through to stable cell line generation and cGMP supply.
Twitter - @FsnAntibodies


ProAxsis Ltd


ProAxsis, is developing a range of products for the capture, detection and measurement of active protease biomarkers for diseases including cystic fibrosis and COPD. Their easy-to-use tests incorporate patented “ProteaseTags®”; smart molecules which trap an active protease within a complex biological sample and enable a visual readout of its presence.
Twitter - @ProAxsis


Queens University Belfast, R&D Enterprise Directorate


Queen's University Belfast is a top ten research-intensive university with the No.1 Pharmacy School in the UK. Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences is creating investible therapies, diagnostics and medical device technologies in oncology, respiratory disease, ophthalmology, diabetes, chronic wound care, HIV and antimicrobials.
Twitter - @QueensUBelfast ‏


Queens University Belfast, CCRCB


The Centre for Cancer Research & Cell Biology (CCRCB) specialises in the integration of clinical and scientific investigation to underpin advances relevant to the promotion of personalised cancer medicine. Core to the research is the accredited Molecular Pathology Unit providing real-time diagnostics for patients and a clinically and genetically – annotated tissue repository for use by the research community, complemented by basic science and drug discovery programmes.
Twitter - @QubCCRCB




Randox Biosciences, part of Randox Laboratories, specialises in supplying academic centres, genetics laboratories and the global biopharmaceutical industry with products tailored to their specific needs; whether that is for research, biomarker development, molecular diagnostics or clinical trials.
Twitter - @randoxofficial


Sisaf Ltd


SiSaf Ltd is a specialty pharma and drug delivery company developing products utilising its proprietary nanoparticle platform, ProSilic®. ProSilic® represents a highly effective, biocompatible, non-irritant carrier for pharmaceutical, OTC and cosmetic products. SiSaf's first product, SiS-001 for the treatment of acne, is due for launch in Q4 2017.


Ulster University


Ulster University has a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement. They make a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland and play a key role in attracting inward investment. They are also a major contributor to the Research and Development capacity within NI and support local business and industry.
Twitter - @UlsterUni ‏

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