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Jun 14, 2012

Life Sciences BIO2012. 

WOW!  This Monday, June 18-21

Make plans:  South Boston Waterfront.  16,000 scientists and researchers descending on our waterfront.  26.8 million more dollars in Boston. The truth about Boston:
  • Nation’s top 5 NIH-funded hospitals: MGH, Brigham, Dana Farber, Beth Israel, and Children’s.  NIH $$ = RESEARCH = INNOVATION.
  • Giants Genzyme, Merck, Pfizer, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals call Boston home, AND over half of Boston’s life sciences companies are start-ups.
  • Twenty percent of Boston’s workforce is employed by one of our medical or higher learning institutions.  Thirteen thousand are employed in the biotech and life sciences industry.
  • In just two years, Boston became home to fourteen more companies and 2,700 more life sciences jobs.
We’ll show off Boston from the Harbor, one of the cleanest in the nation, and tour the Longwood Medical Area, Innovation District, and BU’s BioSquare.  We’re pitching Boston to international and national CEOs. Preview what #BIO2012 will see next week, and check out Mayor Menino’s LifeTech Video Series. Episode 1:  Why startups and industry giants in life sciences thrive in Boston. Episode 2:  Why Boston?  Hear from the industry. Episode 3:  The Innovation District, Boston’s newest life sciences cluster.  Meet Barry Canton, Cofounder of Ginkgo BioWorks, who explains what makes the Innovation District perfect. Episode 4:  Meet Kevin Killeen, VP of Research and Business and Development for Matrivax, as you tour the Crosstown Cluster in the South End. TWEET/TWEET A PIC, if you see Martina Sporting BIO2012 Tee #BIO2012 @bostonbio2012 @bostonredevelop

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