The BIO Convention has come and gone, having attracted over 18,000 attendees (the most in at least 10 years), but Massachusetts’ reputation as the State of Possible is here to stay. We heard from an impressive lineup of speakers at the Massachusetts Pavilion at BIO who all shared their stories of what’s possible in our great Commonwealth, and how far we’ve come in solving some of the world’s toughest medical problems. Patients shared the highs and lows of their journeys with rare diseases and other medical conditions, reminding us all why we’re in this business. We celebrated our state’s successes with a community concert in Boston’s Seaport with a big, diverse crowd, comprised of the men and women who work so hard every day to bring lifesaving therapies to patients.
In the days leading up to and during the Convention, several Massachusetts media outlets captured just what makes our state the #1 life sciences cluster in the world. From successes and failures, to diversity and IPOs, they covered it all. And we wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it.
Here is a compilation of the great coverage that shows why Massachusetts is the State of Possible:
- Viewpoint: BIO attendees eyeing expansion shouldn’t forget the Metrowest – BBJ
- Here are all the major headlines at the upcoming BIO Convention -BBJ
- Women And People Of Color Are Underrepresented In Mass. BioTech. That Has To Change – WBUR
- Mass. biotech sector’s explosive growth poses hiring challenges – BBJ
- The growth of Mass. biotechs is outpacing the number of qualified workers – STAT News
- Peaking late: How Vertex became biotech’s model citizen – BBJ
- The Long Legacy of Cambridge’s Genetics Institute – BBJ
- At biotech’s biggest showcase, the lineup is light on female speakers – Boston Globe
- Boston will be the hub of the biotech universe starting Monday – Boston Globe
- Two Mass. Biotech’s each seek $115M in IPOS as sector nears record – BBJ
- Facing the STEM challenge in education – Boston Globe
- In the Heart of Biotech, leaders explain the Boston Area’s “Bioboom” – WBUR
- Sharing the commonwealth: State aims to boost life sciences outside of Boston, Cambridge – BBJ
- The cradle of biotech: Companies and people that made Mass. into the world’s biotech hub – BBJ
- Boston: the best city in the world to fail in biotech – STAT News
- Editorial: Investment required to keep Mass. at the global forefront of biotech- BBJ
- BIO conference will feature 25 all-male panels: along with a 30% increase in female speakers – STAT News
- Number of women leaders at biotech companies lags: but is improving – WBUR
- French drugmaker relocates HQ to Cambridge, adds 250 jobs here – Boston Globe
Until next year!