A Nobel Prize at BIOMEDEX 2007 - Dr. Kary Mullis: a pioneer in the world of DNA !

    MONTREAL, March 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Today begins the sixth edition of
BIOMEDEX, Canada's most pre-eminent annual meeting in the life and science
industry. The influential happening, taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in
Laval, in the heart of the City of biotechnology and human health of
Metropolitan Montréal, will host several conferences, a business forum
involving an impressive amount of national and international investors as well
as a trade exhibition. Over five hundred executives, renowned professionals
and prominent members and workers of the life science industry won't miss out
on the event!
    Among those highly awaited, Dr. Kary Mullis, 1993 Nobel prizewinner in
Chemistry and Inventor of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), the process is
hailed as one of the monumental scientific techniques of the twentieth
century. A method of amplifying DNA, PCR multiplies a single, microscopic
strand of the genetic material billions of times within hours. On Thursday
March 29, as part of BIOMEDEX, Dr. Mullis will present an exclusive symposium
on the "Innovation in life science firms: The PCR Story".
    The 2007 BIOMEDEX programming secures a very unique content that promises
huge response from its life science industry audience! First with BIOMatch, a
distinct occasion for Canada's life science biotechnology and medical
companies to present their products and therefore pursue business and
financial deals with potential investors. It's also an exclusive opportunity
to meet acknowledged conference speakers.
    Then comes the pharma forecast which will bring forward challenges and
issues in the industry and its pharmaceutical image, upcoming marketing
strategies such as online marketing, and how to integrate them in the biotech
and pharmaceutical markets.
    Technology transfer will present technology projects from Quebec and
French university researchers to investment firms.
    To wrap up the two-day event, the GENESIS Gala awards ceremony will
reward excellence in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology transfer
among companies and individuals who have played a key role in the growth of
Quebec's Life Sciences Industry.
    BIOQuébec is please to rely on the participation of essential partners
that contribute to the success of BIOMEDEX: CHOATE, HALL & STEWART, PFIZER
Canada and AstraZeneca Canada. Complete program, details and inscription form
are available on the official website: www.biomedex.ca

For further information:

For further information: Tammy Peddle, Press relations, (514) 733-8411,
ext. 203, tpeddle@bioquebec.com; Media accreditation: www.biomedex.ca; Source:
BIOQuébec, www.bioquebec.ca

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