Boston Hosting Biotech Leaders At Four-Day Bio Conference

BOSTON (CBS) – Massachusetts gets to show off for the next four days as biotech leaders from around the world will come to Boston for the Bio Conference.

It’s a chance for the region to show why they are among the leaders in biotech development and a chance to do even more.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports.

Researchers, entrepreneurs and developers from 65 countries are in Boston for the Conference.

Boston is already recognized as a leader, but Dr. Susan Windham Bannister, Chair of the Life Science Initiative, says there is room to do more.

“Influx in young companies who would like to come to Massachusetts because they can get talented resources. They have access to investment capital,” said Dr. Bannister.

Frederick Druck of Belgium’s BIOWIN says Boston offers venture capital and commercial development others cannot match.

“It’s really new for us, and that’s why we’re crossing over the Atlantic just to see in which conditions and how we can collaborate with research centers and companies here in the area of Massachusetts,” said Druck.

The conference runs through Thursday.

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