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4 Reasons to Participate in $700M UPenn Marketplace

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Apr 06, 2015


University of Pennsylvania scientists receive the 2nd highest NIH funding in the nation, and are constantly in need of new biotechnologies and lab supplies. Laboratory vendors looking for an excellent way to connect with industry professionals will be attending the 6th Annual BioResearch Product Faire™ Event at University of Pennsylvania, along with over 400 UPenn scientists and educators.

Top 4 Reasons to Exhibit at University of Pennsylvania:

#4 – High Traffic Venue featuring Life Science Professionals

More foot traffic at your booth means more quality leads that you will have the opportunity to meet and engage. Last year’s UPenn event attracted over 400 attendees from 46 different research buildings and 55 on-campus departments. This is a unique opportunity to meet with hundreds of prominent UPenn researchers on their own campus. 

#3 – Full Service Marketing at an Established Event

When you decide to exhibit at the 6th Annual Bioresearch Product Faire at University of Pennsylvania, Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. (BCI) will take care of your best interests before, during and after the event.

BCI has:

  • 22 years of experience hosting life science events
  • Reliable and meticulous planning
  • Detailed event publications
  • Online marketing
  • ...and a vast social network to ensure the satisfaction of your exhibitor experience. 

#2– High Quality Leads from Key Decision Makers

Biotechnology Calendar Inc.’s trade shows put you in touch with the actual people in charge of lab purchases. On average, 26% of attendees to these events are decision-makers, including:

  • Purchasing agents
  • Professors and other educators
  • Post doctorate professionals and Lab managers

#1 – UPenn is a Market with $700M+ in Annual Research Funding

University of Pennsylvania, is an outstanding life science market and one of the top-rated research institutions in the nation. Over $489 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health were given to UPenn researchers last year, representing a significant portion of the over $700 million received in total annual research funding.

Below are listed notable examples of NIH funding for 2014. For a full list of departments and funding, visit the NIH website.


2014 NIH Life Science Funding for University of Pennsylvania:

      Biology- 47 awards,  $12.9 million
      Biostatistics- 47 awards, $23.7 million
      Internal Medicine- 214 awards, $113 million
      Pathology- 87 awards, $53 million
      Pharmacology- 37 awards, $30.4 million   
 Total Funding in 2014- 1109 awards, $489.36 million

For more insight into this lucrative and expanding life science marketplace, take a look at what UPenn researchers have been up to lately:

UPenn Researchers Study Cellular Therapy for Brain Cancer

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research have discovered a potential new method for treating brain cancer using specially engineered immune cells…


UPenn Bioresearchers Discover Possible New Anesthetics

Researchers at Penn Medicine have gone through some great pains to find the first potential new class of novel anesthetics since the 1970s. Starting with a pool of over 350,000 compounds, they have isolated two compounds with the potential to be developed into new, safer general anesthetics…


New Preemie Research Center To Open At UPenn

The March of Dimes Foundation of Philadelphia recently announced that it will donate $10 million over five years to establish a new Prematurity Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania...


The University of Pennsylvania is one of the United States’ most highly subsidized and lucrative life science marketplaces containing hundreds of active researchers in need of lab supplies and cutting-edge biotechnologies.

If you are a biotech vendor or lab supplier interested in promoting your products to hundreds of the life science industry’s best and brightest - in a market with over $700 million in annual funding, click below:

Exhibit at University  of Pennsylvania

For a full schedule of 2015 Biotechnology Calendar, Inc. Events, click here:

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