Patients are at the heart of the life sciences industry. The Massachusetts Pavilion was designed to highlight the patients this year, so we spent Monday celebrating them.
3:30 p.m. Legislator of the Year Awards
Each year, BIO honors legislators who actively support innovation and the growth of the biotechnology industry in the state where the convention is held. This year, BIO honored Speaker Robert DeLeo, Representative Steven Walsh, Senator Karen Spilka and Senator Michael Rodrigues.
During the award ceremony, the legislative leaders talked about the important collaborative work we do here in Massachusetts to help the patients. Representative Walsh shared his personal connection to the patient experience and told the biotech community, “You are literally saving lives…You are doing things that are truly heroic.”
4:00 p.m. Pavilion Welcome Program: Celebrate the Patient