A high-level delegation from Alabama’s bioscience industry is attending this week’s BIO International Convention, the world’s largest biotechnology conference, to make connections and build relationships that could blossom into new collaborations or investment partnerships.
The Alabama delegation at BIO in Boston includes representatives from 10 different bioscience-focused companies, university officials, and leaders from major research organizations based in the state. The group numbers more than two dozen officials.
The convention, which begins Monday and runs through Thursday, is expected to attract more than 16,000 industry officials from more than 70 countries. The event features one-on-one partnering meetings, networking receptions, and company presentations.
Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said the state’s robust presence at BIO makes a statement about the sector’s capabilities.