See You at BIO!

And we're off to the Biotechnology Industry Organization's annual meeting, which is being held in Chicago this year. I've been trying to remember how many of these I've been to now--eight? nine? Either way, BIO is the meeting everyone loves to hate. Some complain its become irrelevant, others that it has gotten too big and unfocused, but I can guarantee that pretty much every biotech and big pharma out there will still have at least one person (or dozens) repping in Chicago next week. There will be plenty to see and do. Me, I'm just happy if I can find a coffee cart without a 15-minute line and survive the many sprints across McCormick Place in my desperate hope of getting to meetings on time. Check back daily for our coverage from the conference, including updates on start-ups we've covered in the pages of C&EN and the overall sense of the "state-of-the-industry" among attendees. What you won't see is coverage of the much-hyped Clinton/Bush keynote luncheon on Tuesday, as BIO has barred press from entering. We'll see who manages to sneak in. In the meantime, see you in Chicago!

Author: Lisa Jarvis

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