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Mass. woos biotech firms at BIO convention

State, local officials highlight advantages

CHICAGO — Around the tables at the Massachusetts pavilion Tuesday, there was the buzz of deals in the making.

State officials, along with representatives from Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy, huddled in meetings with executives from biotech companies in Israel, Northern Ireland, and New Zealand. Similar scenes were being played out across an exhibition hall the size of four football fields at the Biotechnology Industry Organization annual convention here.

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