Monitoring the Genomics Mojo


In spite of 20 percent greater attendance and more than double the exhibitors from last year, the Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s 2002 Genome Tri-Conference lacked that certain je ne sais quoi of previous years’ meetings. Complaints about light traffic in the exhibit hall were common — even free fudge brownies in the afternoon didn’t seem to lure browsers by the 125 booths. Certain companies whose names appeared on early drafts of the exhibitors list were noticeable for their absence — DoubleTwist, Entigen, and Genomica among them.

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