The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) held its BIO 2006 Annual International Convention for the first time in the Midwest April 9-12, 2006, at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center. Over 20,000 biotech executives, investors, journalists, policy makers and scientists from more than 60 countries attended. The BIO 2006 Annual International Convention featured more than 150 sessions and workshops, the world's largest biotech partnering forum, six plenary sessions, more than 1,500 exhibitors, evening networking receptions, a career fair, and international representation from all around the globe. Sessions focused on topics affecting the industry including biodefense, business development, cancer, clinical research and trials, devices and diagnostics, global business, drug discovery and development, emerging company issues, food and agriculture, global health, industrial and environmental issues, intellectual property, policy and regulatory issues, and more.
Kirkland & Ellis attorneys Mark A. Pals, Bryan S. Hales, James B. Coughlan, Gerald J. Flattmann, Jr., Terry L. Tang and Marcus E. Sernel will be participating in various events over the course of the conference.