Federal drug review nettles biotech industry Concern evident on eve of Boston expo ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe Thousands filled the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on the first day of the BIO International Convention. Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe Tomo Matsushita of Japan met with Israelis Dr. Yoram Devary and professor Uziel Sandler at the Israeli exhibition. Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe An electronic billboard flashed outside of the convention center. Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe Susan Windham-Bannister, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center's president and CEO, met with representatives from ShanghaiBio Corp. Tamir Kalifa for The Boston Globe Representatives from different Korean biotechnology companies meet in separate booths. Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff Before the convention, a crated DNA strand display from Global Experience Specialist sat ready to be unpacked. Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff Companies began preparing their booths well in advance of the event. Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff The convention runs from June 18 - 21 and attracts exhibitors, researchers, and others from around the globe.