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42 days until the 2006 Olympics of Biotechnology in Chicago

As I sit writing this article, we are 42 days away from the Olympics of Biotechnology happening in Chicago! For those of you used to thinking, "But wait, isn't this meeting normally in June?", you would traditionally be right. The annual BIO meeting has been always held in June, but not this year.

The BIO organization made a ......

Full article >>> eard me call this event the "Olympics of Biotechnology"; as we have just witnessed the end of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and the Olympics are held every four years, why is Rosen comparing this annual biotech event to the Olympics?

Like the real Olympics this event is about bringing together the global community, and biotech is now a global business and industry, with about 4500 b......

Full article >>> is Palm Sunday, and the last day of BIO, April 12, is Passover, meaning that anyone who is Jewish and traveling from around the world and needing/wanting to get back in time to be with family would need to leave on the 11th, Tuesday, and hence miss two days of BIO.

Never fear, external groups are helping to come to the rescue: the America-Israeli Chamber of Commerce of Chicago and the I......

Full article >>> ena. We have already discussed that it will happen 10 months from the last meeting, but next year's meeting in Boston will also not be held in June, but in May.

The range of topics will broaden much further than the traditional focus on drugs portraying the wide diversity of life science activity in the Midwest including:

Medical devices (surgical, orthopedic, cardiovascular, et......

Full article >>> till have plenty of hotels to go around.

So I mentioned earlier, there is one exception where we are a bit behind the key parameters. Usually the region or place where the BIO event is held has a strong local attendance at the event, as much as 25-30 percent of total attendance. So far, registered attendance from the Midwest has been light, and we are all hoping that this will kick-in to ......

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