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BioSquare 2004

You are cordially invited to attend BioSquare 2004, which will take place March 10th - 12th, 2004, at the Convention Center in Basel, Switzerland.

BioSquare 2004 is co-hosted by the three largest bioindustry organizations (US, Europe, Japan) and is a unique opportunity to meet with many of the 1,000 CEOs and executives from the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, agfood and finance industries, who will be present. As you know, Switzerland is playing an increasingly important role in the development of the European Life Sciences sector, and a number of VIPs is expected to attend, including: - Federico Mayor, former Director General of UNESCO and Co-Chairman of The World Life Sciences Forum BioVision, together with former French Prime Minister Raymond Barre,- Mr. David Syz, Secretary of State Economic Affairs, Switzerland,- Morrie Ruffin, Vice President, Business Development, BIO,- Akira Miura, President, JBA (Japan Bioindustry Association), and also Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation,- Heinz Imhoff, Chairman of the Board, Syngenta,- Dr. Rita Colwell, Director, National Science Foundation,- Johnsee Lee, President, Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taïwan,- Nobel Laureates Werner Arbor and Jean-Marie Lehn,- Edelgard Bulmahn, German Minister of Science and Technology Most of the world's leading life sciences corporations, all conscious of the increasing pressure to broaden their pipeline, have confirmed their participation in BioSquare 2004. These include: Pfizer, GSK, Merck, DSM, AstraZeneca, Aventis, Johnson & Johnson, Fujisawa, Boehringer- Ingelheim, Sanofi, Bayer, Roche, Eli Lilly, Wyeth and Novartis. BioSquare 2004 will feature a series of top level international conferences around hot topics such as: - Business models for financing biotech start-ups in Europe,- Research in zero gravity with the European Space Agency (ESA),- "Tricks of the Trade" from trend setters The conference series will also include the Start-up Networking Event, panel discussions and a special workshop led by Club Alfa, in partnership with Aventis. This workshop is targeted at all early stage start-ups as well as business developers from big pharmas. Entitled "How to Partner with Big Pharma", it focuses on pragmatic solutions. It will give early stage companies the opportunity to meet and talk to business developers about best practice in collaboration for competitive innovation. This is the first time that Club Alfa is holding its "Start-Up Networking Event" at BioSquare. BioSquare 2003 proved highly profitable for everyone involved. Over 2,750 match-making meetings were successfully organized between more than 900 attendees from 31 countries. ,For members of the press: By attending BioSquare 2004, you get the opportunity to: - Benefit from pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings with pharma, investors and biotech leaders,- Tune into the latest financing trends,- Attend presentations of high growth potential biotech companies,- Attend Club Alfa's Start-up Networking Event with around 100 start-ups,- Benefit from excellent networking opportunities To register your attendance at BioSquare as a member of the press, and obtain a complimentary pass giving you access to all conferences and presentations at the event, simply complete the attached form and return it to Andrew Lloyd & Associates by email or fax.,Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information. A BioSquare presentation kit will soon be available. Please contact Andrew Lloyd & Associates to request a copy. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mr/Mrs/Miss/Dr/Prof:,Surname:,First name:,Publication:,Job title:,Press card number:,Address:,Zip code:,Telephone:,Direct dial:,Cell phone:,Fax:,E-mail: Practical information: Date and approximate time of arrival:,Date and approximate time of departure: Specific requests: Your BioSquare registration includes:,- free access to the various sessions, conferences and events at BioSquare,- an invitation to the coffee breaks and lunch on site BioSquare cannot make hotel or transport reservations. Please visit the official BioSquare website at or Basel tourist office's website at for information on travel and accommodation. Getting there: Basel/Mulhouse Airport,Basel station -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BioSquare 2004: Press contact, ,Andrew Lloyd & Associates,Gilles Petitot / Guillaume Zeller / Juliette Schmitt / Andrew Lloyd / Keren Perrott,55, rue Boissonade,75014 Paris,Tel: 33 1 56 54 07 00,Fax: 33 1 56 54 07 01 Brighton Business Centre,95 Ditchling Road,Brighton,East Sussex,BN1 4ST,Tel: 44 1273 675 100,Fax: 44 1273 675 400, ,Gilles Petitot; e-mail:,Guillaume Zeller; e-mail:,Juliette Schmitt; e-mail:,Andrew Lloyd; e-mail:,Keren Perrott; e-mail: