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Midwest called next 'biotech hotbed'

The Midwest will become the nation's next "biotech hotbed," the leader of a West Coast venture capital firm said Wednesday, pointing to initiatives in Wisconsin and other states in the region.

"The Midwest's biotechnology parts are greater than its whole right now," said G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Company, a San Francisco-based firm whos......

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A group of world-class academic research institutions is helping to fuel innovation: the Big 10 universities all enjoy nationally recognized research programs.

More than 300 dedicated biotechnology companies already exist in the Midwest -- representing 21 percent of total U.S. biotech companies (approximately 1,400.

Leading Midwest biotech players (pu......

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Chicago boasts some of the leading research and medical institutions in the United States: the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Illinois-Chicago, Loyola Medical School, Finch University-Chica......

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