The 26th edition of the BIO International Convention, the largest biotechnology trade show was held in Philadelphia from June 2nd to June 6th gathering 17 000 participants. The Pavilion France, organized by Business France, had nearly 160 French companies as well as the competitiveness clusters: Lyon Biopole, Alsace Biovalley, Eurobiomed (PACA and Occitanie), Genopole (Essonne), Atlanpole (Nantes) and Eurasanté (Highs of France).
The convention was also an opportunity to participate in high-level conferences on intellectual property with guests such as Senator Coons (Democrat, Delaware) who is currently carrying a major patent bill. It was also an opportunity to have an update on drug prices in the United States and Europe. The Consul General of France in Washington, Michel Charbonnier, and the CEO of Sanofi Genzyme, Bill Sibold, welcomed the French delegation on June 2nd, recalling the strong economic ties that exist between France and the United States.