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Chicago Gets A New Health Care Incubator

Governor Pat Quinn is joined by civic and business leaders to announce MATTER - a new startup center for next-generation healthcare technology companies.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced yesterday details about a new facility to support startup companies researching next-generation biopharma technology. The not-for-profit incubator, called MATTER, was a priority in the Governor’s 2014 State of the State address. The project is part of Governor Quinn’s funding package, administered through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), that consists of a $2.5 million state investment and a loan of $1.5 million. Business leaders are also raising Read More >

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Finding Biotech in the Silicon Prairie

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The Silicon Prairie is about more than technology companies and Internet start-ups. In fact, the biotech industry in Illinois employs nearly 80,000 people, according to a recent analysis by Battelle, and their salaries are double the salary of the average private sector worker in the state. As biotech executives from across the globe descend upon McCormick Place this week for the annual BIO International Convention, they will have an opportunity to see that the Chicago Read More >

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Twenty Years & Counting: Welcome to Chicago!

Jim Greenwood

Welcome to the 2013 BIO International Convention. It is hard to believe, but this year BIO reaches a significant milestone as we celebrate 20 years of bringing innovation, opportunity and growth to an industry that heals, fuels and feeds the world. From a small beginning – less than 1,500 people attended the first BIO meeting in 1993 – our Convention has grown into the most influential biotech gathering in the world, attracting thousands of industry Read More >

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Welcome to Chicago, a City with Something for Everyone

Anna Protopapas

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Chicago for the 2013 BIO International Convention. Chicago is one of the world’s most vibrant and sophisticated cities and has a wealth of things to see and do. Here are some of the things I like to do when I’m in town. Our iconic sites If you only have time to do one thing while in town, I recommend a trip to Millennium Park, the city’s 25-acre Read More >

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Landing the Big One: How to Score a Partnering Meeting with Big Biopharma

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You’ve registered for the BIO Business Forum and received your log-in credentials. You’ve updated your drug assets and published your company’s profile. You peruse the list of other participating companies, looking for potential partners to message. Then, you see them. The big fish in the biopharma partnering pond. You decide to send them a meeting request and wonder, “How can I increase my chances of actually meeting with them face-to-face in Chicago?” To answer this Read More >

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