Greater Boston, particularly Cambridge's "Genetown," is a center for the new biotech industry. Boston's innovative soil is growing many firms like Millennium Pharmaceuticals and Genzyme, while national leaders like Pfizer and Merck, and recently international giant Novartis, have chosen Greater Boston because its universities, law firms, and venture capital aid this still-new industry.

Making Public Water Drinkable: MIT
Conquering Genetic Disease: Genzyme
Gene Research Helping Multiple Sclerosis Treatment: Biogen Idec
Discovering the Structure of DNA: Watson & Crick

Biotechnology Research, The Whitehead Institute:

Less Invasive Medicine: Boston Scientific
The Gene Masters: How a New Breed of Scientific Entrepreneurs Raced for the Biggest Prize in Biology by Ingrid Wickelgren, 2002

Research abou this history of Biotechnology has been funded through the sponsorship of
Biogen, Genzyme, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, and
Pfizer Research.