MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. and CLEVELAND, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- IBF Conferences, Inc., the leading national investment conference organizer, and BioEnterprise Corporation, the Cleveland-based bioscience business formation, recruitment, and acceleration initiative, are proud to present the 2nd annual Global Healthcare Investing Conference. The conference brings together the leading- edge investors, institutions, providers and companies that invest in healthcare technologies across the world, manage "global" start-ups, and operate in multiple financial and regulatory markets.
The forum is geared specifically to US and international investors in and entrepreneurs of emerging bioscience companies. The event will be held April 29 -- May 1, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio, and is expected to once again draw over 70+ investment firms and 300+ attendees.
This year, company presentations will be at the forefront of the conference. Each presenting company is ex-US or cross-border, and has received at least one round of professional funding. These companies span the life science industry, including medical devices, diagnostics, drug delivery, drug discovery, biotechnology and healthcare information technologies. This year's selected presenting companies include the following:
This year's conference sponsors have raised the bar on helping secure speakers and presenting companies. 2008's sponsors include: Squire Sanders & Dempsey, LLP; Musculoskeletal Clinical Regulatory Advisers, LLC; UK Trade & Investment; and National City. To learn more about the event and to register, please visit www.globalhealthcareinvesting.com.
BioEnterprise is a business formation, recruitment, and acceleration effort designed to support the growth of bioscience companies. Located in Cleveland, BioEnterprise provides management counsel and support services to health care companies. BioEnterprise's partners are Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Summa Health System. Additional technology partners include the NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland State University, NorTech and BioOhio.
The initiative comprises the collaborative activities of BioEnterprise and its partners' commercialization offices: the Case Office of Technology Transfer, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, University Hospitals Case Medical Center -- Center for Clinical Research, and Summa Enterprise Group. The combined efforts of these groups has created, recruited, and accelerated more than 60 companies in four years.
About IBF Conferences
IBF -- International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, investment management, risk management, funding technology innovation, commercialization of intellectual property and corporate employee benefits. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information, and new business contacts to achieve business objectives.
Founded in 1989 by Alexandra Scott, International Business Forum organizes conferences to provide strategic information and key business contacts. Attendees include: venture capitalists, investment and commercial bankers, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, pension, endowment and foundation investment officers, corporate investors, money managers, new business development executives and corporate decision makers.
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