DIA today announced that Illinois Governor. Pat Quinn will provide an official welcome to participants and attendees at the DIA 2011 Annual Meeting, June 19-231 in Chicago, Ill.
Illinois is the Midwest hub for the American healthcare sector, with 28 Illinois pharmaceutical companies listed in the CorpTech Directory. DIA is a leader in bringing together all stakeholdersectors withinof the medical and health sectors worldwide to facilitate dialogue surrounding divisive and thought-provoking issues that affect the future landscape of the industry.
“DIA is honored to have Governor. Quinn welcome this year’s DIA annual meeting attendees and looks forward to working with proud to partner with the state of Illinois toin conveneing members of the medical industry worldwide,” remarked Paul Pomerantz, DIA worldwide executive director. “Illinois offers an unprecedented number of opportunities for growth in biotechnology. No other life sciences community presents the same blend of research in and commercialization of pharmaceuticals, agricultural and food products, diagnostics, industrial products, and enabling technologies like bioinformatics, nanotechnology, and genomics. and proteomics.”
Illinois is home to more than 200 academic, government and nonprofit research institutions, along with some of the most successful international science and healthcare companies. Supporting these institutions is one of the world’s most educated workforces. This intellectual infrastructure drives the growth and development of new and established companies by infusing them with fresh energy and talent.
For complete details regarding the DIA 2011 Annual Meeting visit www.diahome.org/registerdia2011.
DIA is a neutral, global, professional, member-driven association of nearly 18,000 professionals involved in the discovery, development, and life cycle management of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices and related health care products. Through our international educational offerings and myriad networking opportunities, DIA provides a global forum for knowledge exchange that fosters the innovation of products, technologies and services to improve health and well being worldwide. Headquarters are in Horsham, Pa., USA, with offices in Basel, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan, Mumbai, India and Beijing, China.