Friday, April 07, 2006
Wisconsin's academic and commercial biotech community plans to pull out the stops for BIO 2006, which will run next week in Chicago. The budget to showcase the Badger State's biotechnology prowess has risen to nearly $270,000 this year - nearly three times what was spent last year at BIO 2005 in Philadelphia.
"This is the perfect opportunity to tell our story and make connections," says Charlie Hoslet, managing director of the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations.
"It is never going to get any closer," he says. "This is the single largest and most important gathering of biotech and life science industries. All the players will be there."
The event is expected to attract nearly 20,000 people from around the nation and 60 countries. It also will draw numerous companies, major universities and international financiers looking to invest in start-up firms.
See a WisBusiness preview of the conference: http://www.wisbusiness.com/index.iml?Article=54812