The trip was part of the state's business recruiting efforts at the world's largest biotechnology trade show, BIO International Convention 2009.
"Indiana's capabilities in life science research, pharmaceutical manufacturing and medical equipment production have made us a magnet for some of the industry's most storied companies," Roob said.
In addition to showcasing the state's life sciences industry and top-rated economic competitiveness in a 1,000-square-foot pavilion at the convention, Roob and Johnson encouraged company executives from a number of firms to locate high-tech businesses here.
"Indiana continues to be a place where life science companies grow and prosper and we are pleased to put the state's strengths on display before a global audience," Johnson said.
Representatives from Indiana companies including Dow AgroSciences, Cook Pharmica, Sentry Logistic Solutions and Baxter International Inc., among others exhibited at the trade show.