02 Jun Invivosciences, Primorigen Biosciences to present at BIO 2008
Milwaukee, Wis. – Invivosciences of McFarland and Primorigen Biosciences of Madison will be among the Wisconsin companies that make formal presentations at the 2008 BIO International Convention in San Diego, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The companies will be introducing themselves to an international audience of 20,000 from the biotech industry and the investment community, according to conference organizers. The four-day event, which will begin June 17, is expected to attract more than 2,200 companies worldwide, and will feature keynote addresses by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Invivosciences sells engineered tissues designed to reduce the cost and time that drug discovery labs spend on testing new drugs for heart disease and wound healing.
Primorgen also operates in the cell research space by developing assays or tests that are used to characterize cells as they go through different processes. The company, founded in 2005, is located in Madison’s University Research Park.
• InvivoSciences receives NIH grant for heart technology
• Summer venture investments total $18 million for Wisconsin start ups
• Biotech firm uses live heart tissue in drug screens
• Wisconsin start up Primorigen Biosciences corrals out-of-state investment
• Eight tech companies get Commerce grants