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BIO 2016 to BIO 2017

Taking stock: Investors remain upbeat on biotech's future

By Peter Winter
Editor

Monday, June 19, 2017

SAN DIEGO – The Biotechnology Innovation Organization's (BIO) International Convention, which runs June 19-22, returns to the thriving southern California biotechnology hub of San Diego just three years since it last hosted the giant event in 2014. The meeting allows a chance for industry leaders to take stock of progress that has been made to date. Overall, it appears that the report card is good. The biopharmaceutical sector, despite some major challenges in the intervening years, is continuing to generate support from investors, and that is reflected by the 10 percent growth in the BioWorld Biopharmaceutical Index in that period, and the almost $140 billion collectively raised by public and private companies to fuel their product development activities.

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