June 3-6, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA

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As BIO heads to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the 2019 BIO International Convention, we are excited to explore the vibrant ecosystem of top universities, academic medical centers, and research institutes in the Tri-state Area. When organizing your trip to the BIO International Convention, attend one of the site, lab, and incubator tours arranged by BIO and the local biotech community. As BIO works with the local host community to organize tours for Convention attendees, please feel free to contact us with site suggestions or if your site is interested in hosting delegates on the margins of the event. Please contact



Take a look at some of the biotech ecosystem tours we’ve hosted in years past:

Biomanufacturing and Biomedical focused tour of Worcester Massachusetts
Worcester ranks #3 in number of biopharma companies in Massachusetts and is home to UMass Medical School in Worcester, which ranks #2 in NIH Funded non-profits in 2013. Join us as we do a riding tour through Worcester featuring the region’s top hospitals, science parks, and research labs. 

From Bench to Bedside: Drug and Device Research and Commercialization in Massachusetts
This tour will share perspectives of how companies are commercializing their technologies in Massachusetts and provide the chance to visit cutting-edge labs and interact with leading researchers in the fields of oncology, biotechnology, and medical devices: EMD Serono R&D Institute, Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV). 

Life Sciences Corridor: South Boston Waterfront District
Boston's Innovation District offers a dynamic mix of opportunities, drawing on burgeoning technology, biotech, and design communities. Join us as we showcase how the neighborhood has developed, meet local biotech companies, discuss the state of venture capital, and explore future opportunities in this dynamic. 

Life Sciences Corridor: Longwood Medical Area (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & The Fenway) 
Visit Boston's Longwood Medical Area (LMA), a thriving and sense community of medical, academic, research and cultural organizations like Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. A site visit to the world-renowned Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will illustrate the dynamism of this community and will explore their work from bench to bedside. Conclude in the adjacent Fenway neighborhood to discuss venture capital, meet local stakeholders, and explore development opportunities.

Life Sciences Corridor: Cambridge – Kendall Square (LabCentral Pfizer) 
Learn how LabCentral, a co-working launch-pad builds successful environments for biotech startups and has become the international model for co-working in the life sciences. Discover how public-private partnerships fuel these destinations and build the base for economic development as a part of this system, and how universities and large institutions play a critical role. 

Life Sciences Corridor: Cambridge – Kendall Square (MIT) 
The Cambridge economy is anchored by preeminent research institutions such as MIT, Harvard, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, the Broad Institute, and the Whitehead Institute, which act as magnets for commercial investment in the city and provide the foundation for an entrepreneurial, innovation driven economy. 





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