Fifteen Companies Represent Various Industry Sectors

Fifteen companies have been selected to present before an audience of venture capitalists and industry professionals at 2006 Mid-Atlantic Bio: The Conference for Industry and Investors. The company investment presentations are a unique component of the premier annual gathering of the mid-Atlantic region's entire bioscience community, which also features a variety of sessions on business, policy and scientific topics. The conference will take place October 10-11 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

The majority of companies selected are from the hosting states of Maryland and Virginia, with the balance coming from other leading biotech states in the mid-Atlantic, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Selected companies represent a cross-section of industry sectors, with most coming from the pharmaceutical sector and the remainder focused on the diagnostics, devices and healthcare services categories.

The selection process and the overall investor portion of the 2006
Mid-Atlantic Bio conference were bolstered by the strong leadership and
participation of veteran venture capital firms including: A.M. Pappas,
Anthem Capital, The Carlyle Group, CIT Gap Fund, H.I.G Ventures, Intersouth Partners, Maryland Venture Fund, New Enterprise Associates, Quaker BioVentures, Red Abbey Ventures, Tall Oaks Capital and Toucan Capital Corp.

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