BIO International Convention 2018, Boston

04 - 07 June 2018


Six companies and organisations from Northern Ireland exhibited and visited 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.

Who attended


Queen's University Belfast – Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology


Queen's University, Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of the UK's 20 leading research intensive universities. Queen’s has an international reputation within oncology and respiratory medicine. Oncology research is conducted within the Centre of Cancer Research and Cell Biology, a centre of over 45 basic and clinical research teams focused on the development of improving clinical trial landscapes, development of molecular diagnostics, radiotherapy, nanomedicine and novel antibody therapeutics approaches.
Twitter - @QubCCRCB


Exploristics Limited


Exploristics continually innovate to address the analytics needs of the Pharmaceutical Industry, with a mission of reducing the costly failure rate in drug development. From their founding onwards they have established a strong track record, wide industry experience in the pharmaceutical sector with clients ranging from early stage companies to global companies such as GSK and AstraZeneca.
Twitter - @Exploristics


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 are specialists in the development and conduct of assays for the capture, detection and measurement of active protease biomarkers of disease. Our 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




SiSaf is a drug formulation development company, focused on commercialisation of its proprietary ProSilic biodegradable and biocompatible drug delivery technology. SiSaf is developing multiple dermatology products in consumer health, OTC and Rx. Its first product was launched in April 2018 (US) and several more will be launched before the end of Q1 2019.


Ulster University – Biomedical Sciences Research Institute


The Biomedical Sciences Research Institute (BMSRI) specialise in the study of the biological mechanisms associated with cancer, heart disease, blindness and various diseases associated with an ageing population. Members conduct pioneering research in these areas, with a determination to investigate the underlying causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human disease.
Twitter - @UlsterUniBiomed

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