Bio Convention — Day 1 Recap

The first day of the Bio International Convention was great! (Besides the blisters on this Minnesota delegation member’s feet.)

Thousands of people flock every year to this event to partner with the best and the brightest in biotechnology and the medical sciences. Rest assured – Destination Medical Center was there to help make sure Rochester and Minnesota stood out from the rather large crowd.

Mayo Clinic, the City of Rochester, Rochester Area Economic Development, Inc (RAEDI) and DMC all were a part of a 13-plus-member delegation from Minnesota, which included public, private and nonprofit enterprises with an interest in promoting and sustaining the biomedical sciences here in the land of 10,000 lakes.

The annual conference offers a unique opportunity to engage face-to-face with investors, businesses and nonprofits – from all around the world over just a few days.

Topics include life science innovations and application areas, drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology and cell therapy.

So what was our topic? Discovery Square, of course! All of these potential game-changers in medicine have a place in the proposed biosciences hub. Linking the unmatched clinical and research histories of Mayo Clinic with the adventure and daring of entrepreneurship is sure to spark some great discoveries in (ahem) Discovery Square.