Recent Developments in Biotech Industry Outside of the USA and Western Europe: Report from BIO 2005, Electronic Journal of Biotechnology
The BIO 2005 international convention is the largest gathering of the biotech indust ry in the world. This year it was held on June 19-22 inside the behemoth Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia, bringing together 18,730 executives, investors, consultants, lawyers, politicians, scientists, and dreamers from 56 countries. More than 500 me dia representatives covered the event. Biotechnology research and findings presented by countries ou tside the USA and Western Europe has begun to make a significant impact on these annual BIO gatherings. The achievements of some of these countries are briefly reviewed.