The BIO International Convention has concluded. Hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), this year’s Convention drew 17,307 attendees from 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 65 countries to Philadelphia and its burgeoning biotech community.
BIO 2019 included over 1,800 exhibitors, more than 800 speakers, over 250 company presentations, 126 educational sessions, nine super sessions, seven fireside chats and 18 education tracks. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, physician and oncologist, and Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, delivered keynote addresses that put a spotlight on current and future opportunities in gene therapy and improving diversity and inclusion within the biotech industry, respectively.
BIO 2020 will return to San Diego for the fourth time from June 8-11. In 2021, the Convention will take place in Boston from June 14-17.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) released “Transforming Ideas into Advances: Best Practices in State and Regional Bioscience Economic Development Initiatives” today at the 2019 BIO International Convention. This reports highlights bioscience focused economic development programs in the US. Arizona’s commitment to university research infrastructure is in the spotlight on page 14.