InterMed Discovery hosts session 'Science for better food' at the BIO International Convention in Atlanta

Dortmund, Germany, 15 May, 2009 – InterMed Discovery (IMD), an emerging world class natural product lead-discovery company, announced today that it will host a breakout session at the BIO International Convention in Altlanta, USA. The session, #3117 “Science for better food: Pharma R&D approaches in functional ingredients” in the Industrial and Environmental specialty track, will take place at 10am on Thursday 21st May in Room B305.The session will feature leaders in the field of food engineering including speakers from Unilever, Cognis, Analyze & Realize and InterMed Discovery.

“This is an important event for anybody interested in the discovery of new functional foods, “said Bernard Becker, Managing Director of InterMed Discovery. “We would be delighted to meet with delegates and media at this hosted event to provide a detailed insight into functional ingredients as well as further information about the participating companies.”

During the rest of the BIO International Convention, InterMed Discovery will be available for enquiries or interviews at their booth in the German pavilion: booth no. 2745 in Hall 2. InterMed Discovery will also be conducting partnering meetings throughout the conference. Please contact Erik Metz, Head of Business Development, for more information.

About InterMed Discovery

InterMed Discovery is an emerging world class natural product lead-discovery company, driving innovation through the generation of novel product candidates for the life science, food and cosmetics industries. Using one of the most powerful validated natural product discovery engines, InterMed Discovery generates proprietary product pipelines of early stage pharmaceuticals and functional ingredients and also supports partners in research and lead generation. Biologically characterised product leads are identified using IMD BIOPROFILING® and NPSILICO®, which together comprise a proprietary bioinformatics platform drawing on screening results compiled over many years, complemented by primary biological and chemical research on natural products. InterMed Discovery adds to this the industry’s largest collections of pure compounds, sample fractions and mixtures as its source for potential natural product leads. The Company is located in Dortmund, Germany and was founded in 2006 as a management buyout of the Natural Products Research Unit of Bayer Healthcare. Further information on InterMed Discovery can be found at

About BIO International Convention

The forthcoming 2009 BIO International Convention, which will take place from May 18th-21st at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA USA. With over 20,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors, the BIO International Convention is the largest biotechnology event in the world. The event not only attracts the biggest names in biotech, but also offers key networking and partnering opportunities alongside valuable insight on the major trends affecting the industry. In addition to presentations by top scientists from all over the world, the event will showcase keynotes and sessions from key policymakers, CEOs, and celebrities. The convention will also include hundreds of sessions covering biotech trends, policy issues and technological innovations, and the world's largest biotechnology exhibition- the BIO Exhibition.

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