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Second Annual Bio+Tech17 Conference Will Spur Partnership Opportunities for Mid-Atlantic Life Sciences and Technology Organizations

With theme of Innovation at the Speed of Life, Event Will Focus on Intersection of Biological and Technological Innovations

ROCKVILLE, Md, April 24, 2017 – This week, the Maryland Tech Council (MTC) will hold its second annual Bio+Tech17 Conference on April 27 and 28 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Bringing together leading companies and organizations from across the Mid-Atlantic region to discuss pressing industry topics, more than 500 life sciences, HealthIT and technology professionals are expected to attend.

This year’s theme will be Innovation at the Speed of Life, focusing on the increasing intersection of biological and technological innovations, and the ability of participating organizations to blend these two areas into viable research and commercial equity.

The first of Bio+Tech17’s keynote speakers will be Keller Rinaudo, founder and CEO of Zipline, a healthcare logistics company that provides vaccines, medicine and blood supply through a drone-based delivery system. Mr. Rinaudo will provide the morning keynote address on April 27, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. ET. On the morning of April 28, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. ET, Michelle Bennett, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Research Strategy at the National Cancer Institute, will discuss the Power of the Cancer Moonshot during the second keynote address.

In addition to the keynote speakers, there will be 14 other speaker and panel sessions. Notable amongst these sessions will be a discussion with leading life sciences and technology CEOs, moderated by Ray Briscuso, President and CEO of the Life Sciences Conference Group. The panel includes:

  • James Greenwood, President & CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)
  • Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
  • Stephen Ubl, President & CEO, PhRMA
  • Scott Whitaker, President and CEO, AdvaMed

“Bio+Tech17 is a must-attend conference that attracts top thought leaders from multiple states—convening to connect, collaborate and discuss the changing landscape of life sciences and technology,” said Tami Howie, Maryland Tech Council CEO. “We are excited to be hosting this conference for the second year with an incredible line-up of speakers and opportunities to network.”

Registration for the Bio+Tech17 Conference ends today. To register visit:

About Bio+Tech17 Conference
Presented by the Maryland Tech Council, Bio+Tech17 reflects the changing landscape where life sciences and technology converge by bringing together more than 500 professionals in both fields so that they may meet and forge new partnerships that will lead to great new discoveries. In its second year, Bio+Tech17 Conference will continue to bring together the life science and technology sectors to meet and leverage the talents of the other to grow their organizations and their industry. To learn more about Bio+Tech17, visit:

About Maryland Tech Council
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. MTC’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit