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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!

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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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Governor Quinn Invites Biotech Professionals to Chicago

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Governor Pat Quinn has long been a champion of the bioscience industry – both for its promise to help solve the world’s most pressing problems and as a means of elevating the economic development prospects for his state. The Governor has consistently championed educational reform, entrepreneurship, intellectual property protection, and industry regulation based on rigorous science. That is why he was named BIO’s Governor of the Year in 2011. We are furthermore honored that he Read More >

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Illinois Sees Biotech as Key to Job Growth

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For every job created in the biotech industry, up to five additional jobs are created to build research facilities; maintain laboratory and computer equipment; supply laboratory and office equipment, and provide basic services to even the most modest biotechnology facilities. David Miller of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization is well aware of the above statistic. He shared his views on the challenges and payoffs tied to establishing Chicago as a high-tech employment hub earlier this Read More >

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