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BIO 2006 — Annual Conference
BIO 2006 — Breaks Attendance Records BIO 2006 conference wrap-up Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, an ethanol-fueled race car, and the world’s largest indoor cornfield boosted attendance at BIO 2006 to a record 19,479 attendees from 62 countries. The 14th Annual International Convention of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) represented the largest gathering of biotechnology exhibitors in history, with more than 1,700 companies, organizations, and institutions representing every aspect of the biotechnology industry. 1. More than 1,700 exhibitors gathered in Chicago for the 14th Annual Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) conference. 2. David Murdock, Owner of Castle & Cooke Inc. and Dole Food Co., discusses his plans to build a state-of-the-art biotech campus in North Carolina with more than $1 billion of his own money with Dan Limbach, Managing Editor of the VIEW on Biotech. 3. BIO 2006 in Chicago drew the largest gathering of biotechnology representatives in the conference’s 14-year history. 4. Rod Blagojevich, Governor of Illinois, and Jim Greenwood, President and CEO, of BIO bask in the success of the conference. 5. Representatives from Sweden BIO — one of 62 countries represented at this year’s conference — stop for a moment for our photographer. 6. Former President Bill Clinton talks about obesity and Type 2 diabetes in children being one of the most serious health problems today in his address to BIO attendees. 7. Peter Hug, Executive VP, Pharma Partnering at Roche, discusses his strategies for partnering with biotechnology companies. 8. Gale Sayers, the Kansas Comet, Chicago Bears legend, and NFL Hall of Famer, stopped to sign autographs and thrill attendees, including PharmaVOICE Editor Taren Grom, in the Kansas Pavilion.