InnoVet Selects EBD Group to Power Its Conference Partnering

    CARLSBAD, CALIF., October 9 /CNW/ - EBD Group, the leading partnering
firm for the global biotechnology industry, today announced that it has been
selected to run the partnering facility for InnoVet 2007, the premier
international veterinary business conference and partnering event held this
year in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, October 14-16, 2007.
InnoVet will use EBD Group's PartneringOne(TM) software and services to
generate new business and networking meetings among attending senior business
executives, veterinary product developers, financial institutions, early-stage
companies and regulators from around the world.

    PartneringOne is a complete conference partnering solution that combines
the industry's most trusted and intuitive web-based partnering system with
best practice implementation services. PartneringOne enables conference
delegates to efficiently and effectively identify partnering opportunities and
pre-arrange private one-to-one meetings with targeted firms and
representatives. Purpose-built, web-based and easy to use, PartneringOne
provides a structured tool driven by powerful algorithms for facilitating
partnering meetings, while at the same time presenting a user-friendly
interface that masks the sophisticated processing behind the screen.
PartneringOne today powers many of the world's largest partnering conferences,
including BIO-Europe Spring, ERBI's BioPartnering Exchange and AdvaMed 2007.

    "We are excited to work with InnoVet 2007 as the partnering engine for
this highly respected conference," said Carola Schropp, Managing Director, EBD
Group. "Strategic partnering is the fuel that keeps any innovation-based
industry healthy and growing. As the leading conference for the veterinary
industry, InnoVet plays an important role in fostering new relationships and
in the exchange of ideas. With PartneringOne, InnoVet 2007 will create new
vistas of partnering opportunities for its many delegates."

    "We are excited to work with EBD Group to provide expert partnering for
the InnoVet 2007 International Veterinary Business Conference. We investigated
other partnering systems and PartneringOne was attractive to us in
functionality, ease of use and customization to meet the unique needs of our
veterinary business market," Rose Fitzpatrick, Conference Manager, InnoVet

    About InnoVet

    INNOVET is the premiere North American based animal health industry
conference. In a short span of 5 years, InnoVet has emerged as a "must attend"
event for animal health strategic planners and executives. InnoVet focuses on
topical issues important to the worldwide animal health industry, while
providing a unique opportunity for networking between major industry players,
regulators, service providers and life sciences research communities.

    About EBD Group

    EBD Group is the leading partnering firm for the global biotechnology
industry. Since 1993, firms in the life sciences have leveraged EBD Group's
partnering conferences, technology and services to identify business
opportunities and develop strategic relationships that drive their business.

    EBD Group's conferences (run in collaboration with leading industry
partners and international trade associations such as BIO and Eucomed) include
BIO-Europe, the world's largest stand-alone life science partnering
conference; BIO-Europe Spring; the investor conference, BioEquity Europe
(co-organized with BioCentury Publications); and the convergent medical
technology partnering conference, BioDevice Partnering. EBD's novel,
web-based, partnering software system is also used at numerous third-party
events around the world. Outside of the conference format, EBD Group's
consultants can provide hands-on assistance for firms seeking to in- or
out-license products and technologies.

    EBD Group has offices in San Diego, Munich and London. For more
information visit

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For further information: EBD Group Constantine Theodoropulos,

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