Blogging from the 14th NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference put on by BioCentury and Thomson Financial in Manhattan. It's a rare opportunity to spend a day getting possible story ideas and networking with sources.
More than 800 analysts and investors are here to listen to three dozen biotech company presentations. They've been handpicked by the organizers using a number of criteria including upcoming milestones (potentially stock-moving, company-changing events). You can check out the so-called Class of 2007 here.
This conference is a little different from the rest because it is not put on by a bank or brokerage. BioCentury boasts that it's an "independent" selection of featured firms.