Had an amazing week at BIO International 2014! We attend the conference from Monday through Thursday, and were very impressed with the scope and variety of international exhibitors, high-tech booths, informational sessions and meet-up networking events. The delicious food and drinks served during the cocktail reception in the Italy booth were not bad either!
Richard Branson and Hillary Clinton gave key note speeches, and we had the opportunity to interact with an incredibly talented group of international attendees and exhibitors.
Also, I learned what an Orphan Disease is, and met with several fantastic companies who are working diligently to solve this crucial issue. In case you were wondering, Medicine.net. defines an Orphan Disease as:
“Orphan disease: A disease that has not been “adopted” by the pharmaceutical industry because it provides little financial incentive for the private sector to make and market new medications to treat or prevent it. An orphan disease may be a rare disease (according to US criteria, a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people) or a common disease that has been ignored (such as tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid, and malaria) because it is far more prevalent in developing countries than in the developed world.”
Looking forward to partnering with many of these ground breaking organizations in the dynamic and incredibly valuable field of Biotechnology. See you all at the next event!