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Biotech phenomenon becoming mainstream in world economy

CHICAGO Being part of the more than 18,000 people who recently attended BIO 2005 in Philadelphia made me realize that biotech has not only become a worldwide phenomenon but its also becoming mainstream in the world economy.

It also reminds me of how rock n roll became mainstream in the 1960s. Though most adults at first wouldnt accept it, the launch ......

Full article >>> > The last time the BIO meeting was held in Philadelphia was in 1996. The attendance was 3,071. Nine years later, the 2005 event increased this level by six fold. The BIO annual meeting continues to grow in scale. Lets take a look at this growth, which is yet another indicator of the mainstreaming of biotech:

Here are some more BIO factoids:

In terms of mee......

Full article >>> or. In 2004, this level was up to 21 percent of all VC investment. Having said this, theres still a drought in early stage company funding.

The Midwest was heavily represented with substantial exhibit areas for Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Missouri and Minnesota.

My only beef here is that all the Midwest pavilions and exhibit areas were sprinkled all over the exh......

Full article >>> s to women) as part of their typical gift-giving culture. They also raffled off free trips to Japan.

Illinois also held a large celebration to advertise its coming to center stage in 2006 with its Lose Your Blues at the Ritz party and a live rock band held at the Ritz Carlton.

Jack Lavin of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) held court and welcome......

Full article >>> board member of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization. He can be reached at

This article has been syndicated on the Wisconsin Technology Network courtesy of ePrairie, a user-driven business and technology news community distrib......

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'"/> By Michael Rosen 06/27/05

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