2010 MISSOURI BIO TOUR(2010/4/28-30)

March 9th, 2010 | Categories: 2010 | Tags:

The state of Missouri is organizing an inbound Missouri BIO Tour April 28-30, 2010. The objective is to recruit foreign companies attending the BIO International conference in Chicago May 3-6 to the state of Missouri to showcase Missouri’s assets and key activities in the bio arena.

Missouri has an active and growing life sciences community, encompassing world-class research institutions; strong plant, animal and medical sciences companies; a fertile technology transfer, incubator and start-up environment; and an active venture capital initiative that provides a full spectrum of capital availability.

Missouri ranks second nationally in the number of farms (105,000) and ranks in the top ten for production of every major crop and livestock category. Our international connections, Midwest work ethic, infrastructure, and history of research success all deliver momentum for biotech business. We are part of the world’s most fertile cropland, which generates 75 percent of American farm productions.

Missouri also ranks No. 2 in plant genomics funding from the National Sciences Foundation; No. 5 in total life science funding. The National Institute of Health awarded Missouri more than $473 million through 1,206 grants in 2007.

Please find attached a recruitment flyer and registration form in preparation of our BIO mission. The tour will be visiting St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City. The Missouri BIO companies listed on the recruitment flyer all have been confirmed as part of the agenda for the tour. We will also provide the interested foreign firms with one-on-one consults, based on their interests, with the appropriate Missouri companies.

Missouri Bio Tour Participants will be responsible for:

Transportation costs to Missouri (in America)

Lodging costs while in Missouri*

Some meals

Translator services**

*Missouri has secured a discounted rate for those interested in our lodging reservation assistance

**Missouri does have some resources and may be able to provide translation for free; will depend on language services needed

State of Missouri will be responsible for:

Transportation from venue to venue

Most meals:  one breakfast, three lunches, two networking receptions, all at no cost to the participant

Missouri is looking forward to welcoming our friends from across the globe, sharing with them what Missouri has to offer in the BIO industry. With this unique opportunity we hope to create new alliances, collaborations and relationships.

Registration Deadline: March 12, 2010

Contact:

美國密蘇里州亞太商務辦事處 www.missouri.com.tw

電話:(02)-27251622 ext. 30 (馬漢海 處長), ext. 31(陳麗卿 貿易專員)

傳真:(02)-27232731

E-Mail:moagrtw@ms10.hinet.net

ITENIARY

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

8:00 Departure from Hotel

8:30 Breakfast at BRDG (BIO Research Development Growth) Park

9:30 Divergence/St. Louis Community College/NIDUS

11:00 Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

12:00 Networking Lunch-Danforth

1:00 One on One Meetings-Danforth

2:30 Monsanto

4:00 Departure from Monsanto

4:30 Arrival at St. Louis Hotel

Thursday, April 29, 2010

8:00 Departure St. Louis Hotel (drive from St. Louis to Columbia)

10:00 Arrival at University of Missouri

12:00 Lunch at University-University, Research Reactor, Dalton Cardiovascular Center, Incubator

1:00 Departure University

1:00 ABC Labs/Discovery Ridge/RADIL

2:00 Departure from Columbia (drive from Columbia to Kansas City)

5:00 Departure for Kansas City Hotel

Friday, April 30, 2010

7:30 Departure from Kansas City Hotel

8:00 Breakfast & Guest Speaker: Nestle Purina

9:00 St. Joseph/Incubator Overview-Incubator

9:30 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

11:00 Departure from St. Joseph

12:00 Networking Lunch-Kauffman Foundation with guest speaker to discuss National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

1:00 One on One Meetings-Kauffman Foundation

2:00 Tour of Stowers

3:00 Tour of MRI

5:00 Return to Kansas City Hotel (drive from Kansas City to Jefferson City)

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