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Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to Welcome Attendees to DIA 2011 Annual Meeting

Horsham, PA, USA — May 2, 2011

DIA today announced that Illinois Governor. Pat Quinn will provide an official welcome to participants and attendees at the DIA 2011 Annual Meeting, June 19-231 in Chicago, Ill.

Illinois is the Midwest hub for the American healthcare sector, with 28 Illinois pharmaceutical companies listed in the CorpTech Directory. DIA is a leader in bringing together all stakeholdersectors withinof the medical and health sectors worldwide to facilitate dialogue surrounding divisive and thought-provoking issues that affect the future landscape of the industry.

“DIA is honored to have Governor. Quinn welcome this year’s DIA annual meeting attendees and looks forward to working with proud to partner with the state of Illinois toin conveneing members of the medical industry worldwide,” remarked Paul Pomerantz, DIA worldwide executive director. “Illinois offers an unprecedented number of opportunities for growth in biotechnology. No other life sciences community presents the same blend of research in and commercialization of pharmaceuticals, agricultural and food products, diagnostics, industrial products, and enabling technologies like bioinformatics, nanotechnology, and genomics. and proteomics.”

Illinois is home to more than 200 academic, government and nonprofit research institutions, along with some of the most successful international science and healthcare companies. Supporting these institutions is one of the world’s most educated workforces. This intellectual infrastructure drives the growth and development of new and established companies by infusing them with fresh energy and talent.

For complete details regarding the DIA 2011 Annual Meeting visit www.diahome.org/registerdia2011.






ABOUT DIA: DIA is the global connector in the life sciences product development process. Our association of more than 18,000 members builds productive relationships by bringing together regulators, innovators and influencers to exchange knowledge and collaborate in an impartial setting. DIA’s network creates unparalleled opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and has the interdisciplinary experience to prepare for future developments. The dedicated efforts of DIA staff, members and speakers enable DIA to provide a comprehensive catalogue of conferences, workshops, training courses, scientific publications and educational materials. DIA is a global community representing thousands of stakeholders working together to bring safe and effective products to patients. DIA is an independent, nonprofit organization with its global center in Washington, D.C., USA; regional offices covering North and South America (Horsham, Penn., USA); Europe, North Africa and the Middle East (Basel, Switzerland); and Japan (Tokyo), India (Mumbai) and China (Beijing). For more information, visit www.diahome.org.