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BIO Announces 2015 Everyday Superhero Contest; Nominations Due March 5

Washington, DC, February 24, 2015 ― The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has announced a new contest aimed at recognizing biotech superheroes in the patient, industry, and academic communities.

Nominations for the Everyday Superhero contest will be accepted through March 5, 2015.  Winners will be chosen by popular vote and announced onsite at the 2015 BIO International Convention, June 15-18 in Philadelphia, PA.

The winners will be recognized throughout the 2015 BIO International Convention, including:

  • An email announcement to the entire BIO 2015 community.
  • Promotion on all BIO social media channels, including a blog post on BIO’s editorial website, BIOtechNOW.
  • VIP access to keynotes, parties, and more.
  • Opportunity to participate in a Buzz Center video interview.
  • A featured article in the BIO Buzz Official Show Daily.

Ideas for potential nominees include:

  • A passionate advocate who successfully raised awareness through their tireless efforts to educate policy makers and industry.
  • A patient whose dogged determination has brought important attention to the research being done to combat their disease.
  • A caregiver whose relentless dedication improved and enhanced the quality of life for their care recipient.
  • A graduate student whose work in the lab has led to a new approach to treating a disease
  • A researcher at a start-up biotech whose ground-breaking science has created a therapy that will potentially save thousands of lives.

Submission requirements include:

  • Name, title, company/organization, and photo. Note – for title and company/organization, please enter “Advocate” into both fields.
  • Tell us: What makes them a biotech superhero?
  • Is this individual could have any superpower which would it be: Flight, Laser Vision, ESP, Superhuman Speed, or Superhuman Strength?

For full details about this contest and/or to nominate your Everyday Superhero, please visit http://convention.bio.org/superhero.