Biotech Insiders Meet At N.C. Conference

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A meeting this week in North Carolina brings together a big chunk of the industry that mass-produces biological drugs, vaccines and industrial enzymes used in detergents, beer and biofuels.

The BioProcess International Conference starts Monday in Raleigh. It promises industry insiders everything from high-level strategy to nuts and bolts technical case studies.

North Carolina has one of the country's largest biotech industries with more than 400 companies, and the workforce is one of the fastest-growing among states. The companies operating in the state include names like GlaxoSmithKline, Novozymes, Pfizer Animal Health, Talecris, and Wyeth.

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