Join us as we explore one of the world’s leading biotechnology hubs in a full day of site visit tours throughout the local Massachusetts community. As the nation’s leader in the number of biotech R&D employees, Massachusetts is home to thousands of life sciences companies driving innovation. Attend one of the 10 site, lab, and incubator tours arranged by BIO and the Boston Life Sciences Community. Learn more about our full program below.
Monday, June 4, 2018

Education Program: SelectUSA Investment Seminar

Monday, June 4
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210C
7:30am - 10:00am
 
The SelectUSA Investment Seminar at BIO 2018 will help connect participants with biotechnology research and partnership opportunities in the United States.  This is a free seminar where foreign research institutions, firms, and investors can connect with U.S. firms, research institutions, and economic development organizations.  Expert presentations will cover a variety of topics of interest to foreign firms such as trends in U.S. bio-pharmaceutical investment, U.S. regulatory framework in the biotech industry, and leveraging economic development organizations. 
This session is closed to the media. 

"The State of Possible" Reception and Tour Check-In

Monday, June 4
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A
9:30am - 11:15am
No registration necessary for Reception
 
The Massachusetts Office of International Trade & Investment (MOITI), in conjunction with the City of Boston and other municipalities and private organizations. invite you to attend "The State of Possible" Reception on the morning of Monday, June 4, 2018. Ahead of boarding the buses for your on-site tour, learn more about the rich life sciences ecosystems that call Massachusetts home. Hear from influencers in the Massachusetts life sciences community on why Boston is one of the great hubs of biotech innovation. Network with colleagues from around the globe. Check-in for your tour and get ready to explore Massachusetts' life sciences and biopharma community.
 
All tour attendees must check-in at least 30 minutes ahead of their tour in Room 210A. 

Tour 1: Biomanufacturing and Biomedical focused tour of Worcester, MA  

Monday, June 4
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A
10:15am - 5:00pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
Worcester ranks #3 in number of biopharma companies in Massachusetts and is home to UMass Medical School in Worcester, which ranks #2 in NIH Funded non-profits in 2013. Join us as we do a riding tour through Worcester featuring the region’s top hospitals, science parks, and research labs. Deadline to register for tour: May 18.
 

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Tour 2: From Bench to Bedside: Drug and Device Research and Commercialization in Massachusetts

Monday, June 4
​Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A 
10:15am - 5:00pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
This tour will share perspectives of how companies are commercializing their technologies in Massachusetts and provide the chance to visit cutting-edge labs and interact with leading researchers in the fields of oncology, biotechnology, and medical devices: EMD Serono R&D Institute, Masschusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2), North Shore InnoVentures (NSIV). Deadline to register for tour: May 18.
 

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Tour 3: Life Sciences Corridor: South Boston Waterfront District

Monday, June 4
​Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A 
11:30am - 4:30pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
The South Boston Waterfront District offers a dynamic mix of opportunities and spaces, drawing on burgeoning technology, biotech, and design communities. At the heart of this area is District Hall, the world’s first civic innovation center. This interdisciplinary community is home to autonomous vehicle testing, the new General Electric headquarters, and MassChallenge, the world’s most startup friendly accelerator. Deadline to register for tour: May 18.
 

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Tour 4: Life Sciences Corridor: Longwood Medical Area (LMA) & Fenway

Monday, June 4
​Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A 
11:30am - 4:30pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
Boston’s Longwood Medical and Area (LMA) is a thriving community of medical, academic, research and cultural organizations, home to over 46,000 scientists, researchers and staff, and over 21,000 students. The LMA is one of the densest medical communities in the United States. Deadline to register for tour: May 18.
 

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Tour 5: Life Sciences Corridor: Town of Braintree

Monday, June 4
​Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A 
11:30am - 4:30pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
This tour will highlight why two global companies chose Braintree’s proximity to the intellectual capital of the Greater Boston area, geographic advantages, transportation assets available for product distribution and employee commutes as reasons for calling Braintree home. Deadline to register for tour: May 18.

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Tour 6: Life Sciences Corridor: Cambridge – Kendall Square (LabCentral Pfizer) 

Monday, June 4
​Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A 
11:30am - 4:30pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
Learn how LabCentral, a co-working launch-pad builds successful environments for biotech startups and has become the international model for co-working in the life sciences. Discover how public-private partnerships fuel these destinations and build the base for economic development as a part of this system, and how universities and large institutions play a critical role. Deadline to register for tour: May 18.
 

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Tour 7: Life Sciences Corridor: Cambridge – Kendall Square (MIT) 

Monday, June 4
​Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A 
11:30am - 4:30pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
The Cambridge economy is anchored by preeminent research institutions such as MIT, Harvard, the Broad Institute, and the Whitehead Institute, which act as magnets for commercial investment in the city and provide the foundation for an entrepreneurial, innovation driven economy. Deadline to register for tour: May 18.
 

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Tour 8: Life Sciences Corridor: Quincy

Monday, June 4
​Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A 
11:30am - 4:30pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
The development of Quincy Center into a medical and research area is underway.  The City has designated FoxRock Co. as the developer of over 1M sf and has plans for medical users with lab/office space.  The City has achieved over $225M in private investment for new residential units supported by $200M in State/Federal funds solely for infrastructure to accommodate the new and exciting development in the City of Presidents. Deadline to register for tour: May 18.
 

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Tour 9: Life Sciences Corridor: City of Somerville Tour- Assembly Square

Monday, June 4
​Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 210A 
11:30am - 4:30pm
Tour capacity: 50
Fee: $35
 
Visit Assembly Square to see an innovative model of mixed-used development in Somerville, one the Boston's area's most creative and exciting cities just over a mile from downtown Boston and Kendall Square on public transit. Assembly Square, winner of Curbed Boston's "Neighborhood of the Year" award two years running, is anchored by Partners HealthCare, the largest network of hospitals and physicians' groups in the state, with 4,500 employees in a state-of-the-art headquarters.  Deadline to register for tour: May 18.

Cancellations/Refunds: The cancellation date to receive a full refund of payment for tours is April 27. After this point, refunds will not be issued. All name changes or substitutions for tour attendees must be requested by May 18. Tour is subject to cancellation.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Tour 10: MetroWest Life Sciences Network

Friday, June 8
9:00am - 5:00pm
Registration for this tour is free
 
The MetroWest Life Sciences Network is a collaboration of biotech, pharma, and life sciences-based businesses, municipal officials, and economic and business development organizations located in the west suburban region of Boston, Massachusetts. The group’s primary focus is to foster awareness of, and professional networking opportunities among, the MetroWest region’s scientific and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Lear more about the tour here.