Reflections on BIO 2014: From FIPCOs to VIDDCOs

I attended the big annual BIO Convention this past week in San Diego. BIO is THE trade association for the biotech industry and the annual BIO Conventions are HUGE events. This year’s keynote speakers included Hillary Clinton and Richard Branson, to give some idea of how high-profile the BIO meeting is. One of the primary functions of the BIO meeting is to provide a variety of vendors and service providers a marketing opportunity. Wandering about the vast floor of the main exhibit hall provided an interesting perspective on the overall biotechnology industry, the vast majority of which is focused on developing products for human healthcare.  download PDF

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