BIO 2008 winds down

This year's BIO meeting is coming to a close, but there was some big news out of the conference this week. Massachusetts and Maryland announced major economic development initiatives, and the Canadian Cancer Stem Cell Consortium said that it will spend $98 million to work in tandem with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Colin Powell, along with Governors Deval Patrick (MA), Jeb Bush (FL) and Arnold Schwarzenegger stopped by the conference to deliver keynotes, and Schwarzenegger visited the show floor to promote his state's biotech plans (you can see pictures here). Overall, it was a very busy week. If you didn't make it to the show this year, check out this slideshow to see photos from the show floor.

I want to thank everyone who joined us for the FierceBiotech party at BIO--300 of you came out to see us and the restaurant was packed. Pictures of the event will be posted Monday. Those of you who attended got a sneak peek at our 2008 Fierce 15 winners list, but everyone can look forward to reading the full report this coming Tuesday. - Maureen