Volume 93 Issue 31 | p. 13
Issue Date: August 3, 2015

Cover Stories

Boston’s Life Sciences Experiment

The flourishing biotech culture is creating opportunities—and challenges—for small companies and job seekers
Department: Business
Keywords: pharmaceuticals, biotech, jobs, employment

Take one densely populated metropolitan area. Drop in growth factors including top academic institutions and medical centers, a seemingly endless supply of fresh ideas for start-ups, a surge in funding for young biotech companies, and the imprimatur of big pharma. Let ferment. What do you get?

Boston. By all accounts—except perhaps those given by San Francisco boosters—it is the hottest place on Earth for biotech.

In the following pages, C&EN explores Boston’s bustling life sciences . . .

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