Where Is Everybody?

The biggest biotech cluster in the US is in the Boston area, housing some 35 "major-league" companies, writes Luke Timmerman at Xconomy. He pulled together his list of top clusters by looking at where life sciences companies with at least $100 million in cash and short-term investments are located. He also compared this list to where such companies were in 2003.

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