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Episode 1: Why Boston is THE City for Life Sciences

May 10, 2012

Welcome to Mayor Menino's LifeTech Video Series.  See why Boston is the ideal location for life sciences start ups and industry giants to thrive. LifeTech Boston Manager Martina Toponarski is your host. About the LifeTech Video Series The weekly video series will feature Boston’s five life sciences clusters, interviews with local life sciences researchers and CEOs, and details about Mayor Menino’s LifeTech program.  A new video will be released each week leading up to the BIO International Convention coming to Boston June 18-21, 2012.  Convention attendance is expected to surpass 15,000 in the world's largest gathering of the biotech industry.  We look forward to welcoming the world’s top biotech researchers and companies to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center! Bookmark BostonBIO2012Tumblr so you can follow the series.   About LifeTech Mayor Thomas M. Menino created LifeTech Boston, an initiative administered by the BRA, to foster the growth of life sciences in the city.  LifeTech works to expand companies in Boston, attract local, national and international companies, and offers assistance with site selection, financing, workforce development, and the permitting process.  Since its inception in 2004, the number of life sciences companies in Boston has doubled.

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