“Innovate, heal, fuel, feed the world” – that is the theme of BIO 2008, the world’s largest convention for biotech, and a global life science event taking place right now in San Diego, California. The convention takes place for the 16th time and it is larger than ever before, with more than 20,000 participants from all over the world.
Arriving at the Convention Center, we immediately got the overwhelming feeling that the people gathered here will have an impact on the future of each and all of us.
The enormous exhibition hall was vibrating with IQ, seminars, bar hopping, partnering meetings, discussions and not to forget – tango. The Scandinavian Pavillion held a seminar disclosing the secret of Sweden‘s drug development pipeline. Among the speakers was Ewa Björling, Minister for Trade.
The first day of BIO 2000 ended with a spectacular reception on the USS Midway in the beautiful San Diego Harbor.
We are now trying to digest the impressions from the first day. It is a dazzling experience to meet representatives from literally every corner of the world and to be a part of the international biotech community!
Inga-Lill Andersson, Karl Olsson, European Patent Attorneys / Attorney at law and Maria Stenbäck, European Patent Attorney