Choose New Jersey and Partners to Promote New Jersey As Global Life Science Hub at World's Largest Biotechnology Event

 Choose New Jersey and Partners to Promote New Jersey As Global Life Science
                  Hub at World's Largest Biotechnology Event

PR Newswire

PRINCETON, N.J., April 22, 2013

PRINCETON, N.J., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To showcase New Jersey as one
of the world's premiere locations for life science companies and medical
research, Choose New Jersey, Inc. is collaborating with Lt. Governor Kim
Guadagno, the Business Action Center (BAC), BioNJ, the HealthCare Institute of
New Jersey (HINJ) and other partners at the BIO International Convention in
Chicago on April 22-25, 2013.

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This is the third year in a row that Choose New Jersey has led a delegation to
BIO International, which is considered the largest biotechnology event in the
world. Last year, the conference drew more than 16,500 industry leaders from
49 states and 65 countries, including large delegations from Canada, UK,
Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, Spain, Australia, China and Brazil.

"New Jersey offers unrivaled opportunities for pharmaceutical, biotechnology
and medical device businesses," said Lt. Governor Guadagno. "BIO International
is the perfect forum for sharing our state's competitive advantages with this
highly targeted international audience. Simply put, our goal is to attract the
businesses that will help sustain and grow the $58 billion economic output
that the biopharmaceutical sector already contributes to the Garden State."

Representatives from the New Jersey delegation - the largest from the Garden
State to attend this event in recent years -will meet with life science
companies that have been identified as prospects for expanding or relocating
to New Jersey, as well as with business and trade media covering the event.
Choose New Jersey has also placed targeted advertisingon mobilebillboards
and publications aimed at conference attendees.

"New Jersey is home to 14 out of the 20 largest biopharmaceutical companies,
more than3,100 biotechnology and pharmaceuticalcompanies and a thriving
medical technology industry," said Tracye McDaniel, President and CEO of
Choose New Jersey. "With more scientists and engineers per square mile than
anywhere else on the planet, three medical schools among our 63 colleges and
universities and 13 teaching hospitals, we offer biopharmaceutical companies a
'brain belt' second to none." 

Choose New Jersey is collaborating with BioNJ, HINJ and five New Jersey
universities on the New Jersey pavilion at the conference, which will be
emblazoned with the slogan "Big Ideas Happen Here." Participating universities
include New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Princeton University,
Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology, and the University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Additional companies
representing New Jersey include Avison Young, Celgene Corporation, Genova
Burns Giantomasi & Webster and Jones Lang LaSalle Americas.

Lt. Governor Guadagno and Choose New Jersey will also host prospect companies
for a special dinner event on April 23. Sponsored by HINJ, the evening will
provide networking opportunities for some of the world's top life science
executives and will feature a presentation by Paul Hoffman, CEO of the Liberty
Science Center.

About Choose New Jersey, Inc.
Choose New Jersey is one of four elements of the Partnership for Action (PFA)
economic development organization led by Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno.The PFA
includes theBusiness Action Center, which provides the business community
with a single point of contact, and appliesa proactive, customer-service
approach to businesses' interactions with State government; the Secretary of
Higher Education, which coordinates, plans, develops policies, and advocates
for the state's higher education system; the New Jersey Economic Development
Authority, serving as the State's financing arm; and Choose New Jersey, a
privately funded marketing, business attraction and lead generation
organization that markets the state as an ideal location. For more
information, visit

Contact: Melissa Hensley, 609-297-2192

SOURCE Choose New Jersey, Inc.

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