The Biotechnology Industry... The Best Kept Secret in Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - According to the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, in addition to being a historical city recognised by Unesco and an internationally acclaimed tourist destination for it's European flavour, Quebec City is the best kept secret of the entire industry of biotechnologies and life sciences in Canada.

While the industry is currently undergoing a difficult economic crisis, Quebec City plays a "leading role in the field of biopharmaceutical and life sciences excellence". At the "international" level, we seriously observe the vitality of the entire biotechnology industry with renowned firms well established in Quebec City such as GlaxoSmithKline, Anapharm, BD Diagnostics, DiagnoCure and many others.

"This vitality is also confirmed by the number of participants attending BioContact Quebec's 16th Rendez-vous at the Château Frontenac on October 7th and 8th" said Mr. Martin Godbout, president of the event. "In spite of all the difficulties that the industry is faced with today, we are truly proud to assert our leadership and see that nearly 750 participants from pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies, venture capital corporations and other contributors to the industry have confirmed their attendance at our symposium in order to trade new technologies, finance the development of new products and open new markets."

    On the agenda for Wednesday October 7th

Many conferences on such various disciplines as cancer, endocrinology, drug delivery systems are on the program for Wednesday. Let us also mention the presence of Mr. Régis Labeaume, Mayor of Quebec City, at the Opening Lunch in the ballroom at noon, to officialize this 16th Rendez-vous of Biotechnologies, followed by a conference from Mr. Jim I. McLaughlin, International Markets Development Manager for the Pfizer Company.

    To read the article published in the Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology

SOURCE BioContact Quebec

For further information: For further information: Hélène Turcotte, Pressroom co-ordinator, BioContact Quebec 2009, (418) 694.6268, Cell: (418) 573-4046,

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