BioFlorida Announces the 11th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology

ALACHUA, Fla.--()--BioFlorida:

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: BioFlorida's 11th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology

WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2014

WHERE: RTI Surgical Headquarters, 11621 Research Circle, Alachua, FL 32615

The community is invited to attend the 11th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology on Thursday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the RTI Surgical campus in Progress Park, Alachua, Fla. The outdoor event features more than 70 life science and supporting organizations highlighting their company's products and services, local food vendors, door prizes, networking opportunities, plus a narrated bus tour including RTI Surgical's new Logistics and Technology Center and Nanotherapeutics' adjacent construction site for its 165,000 square feet advanced development and manufacturing center. The bus tours will begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The Celebration will also feature guest speaker Randy Scott, Partner of HealthQuest Capital, and a Media Hour will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Celebration of Biotechnology draws hundreds of life science professionals to Progress Park -- just north of Gainesville on I-75. Biotech professionals at every level come together to showcase their progress and to expand the tools and techniques needed to compete in today's fast-paced industry. Meet biotech company employees and executives, academics, investors, public officials, media and more!

The BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology is hosted by Progress Park and RTI Surgical, the park's largest employer. Event sponsors include Signature Sponsor Fisher Scientific; Corporate Sponsors Santa Fe College and Syngenta Crop Protection LLC; and Event Sponsors Axogen, Inc.; Banyan Biomarkers, Inc.; CareerSource North Central Florida; Davos Pharma; EngiSystemsFlorida High Tech Corridor Council; Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Council for Economic Outreach; and InterMed.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information and a full list of the more than 70 scientific vendors, visit www.bioflorida.com.

COST: There is no cost to attend; and pre-registration is not required. The event is free but lunch must be purchased by the guest; several food vendors will be available.

About BioFlorida

BioFlorida (BioFlorida.com) is the voice of Florida's life sciences industry, representing more than 3,000 companies and research organizations in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bio-agriculture fields that employ nearly 84,000 Floridians. BioFlorida's member-driven initiatives provide a strong business climate for development and production of innovative technologies and products that improve lives and promote economic benefits to the state.

Contacts

Onsite Media Contact
RTI Surgical
Lacey Jones, 904-449-5270
ljones@rtix.com

Release Summary

The community is invited to attend the 11th Annual Celebration of Biotechnology on Thursday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the RTI Surgical campus in Progress Park, Alachua, Fla.

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Contacts

Onsite Media Contact
RTI Surgical
Lacey Jones, 904-449-5270
ljones@rtix.com