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San Antonio delegation touts city at biotech confab
(6-22-01)

A delegation of city economic leaders is headed for San Diego, Calif., this weekend to represent San Antonio at BIO 2001, billed as the world’s largest biotechnology convention and exposition.

BIO 2001 runs June 24-27 at the San Diego Convention Center. The city of San Antonio Economic Development Department provided display materials designed to promote the city to industrial leaders, governmental representatives, media and other visitors.

The delegation includes Ruben Lopez of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, York Duncan of the Texas Research and Technology Foundation, Robert Pesche of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Tom Long with City Public Service and Larry Farlow of Brooks City Base.

“The exhibition introduces the latest products in health care, agriculture, industrial manufacturing and environmental management,” Lopez said. “The city also was represented at last year’s event in Boston.”

San Antonio is one of 750 exhibitors at the event, which is expected to draw more than 10,000 industry leaders representing 950 companies, academic institutions and state biotechnology centers from all 50 states and from 33 nations.

More expo information is available on the Web at www.bio2001.org

Contact: Will Sansom