The sixth Annual International Partnering Conference, Biopharm America 2013, took full advantage of its setting in Boston, Massachusetts, home of perhaps the greatest concentration of academic institutions in the U.S., if not the world. With a keynote address from a systems biologist from Harvard University, a networking reception at the Boston Museum of Science and a spirited 'Academic Innovators Showcase', the EBD Group's gathering paid homage to the links between a steady flow of new scientific ideas and a healthy biopharmaceutical pipeline. Copyright 2013 Prous Science, S.A.U. or its licensors. All rights reserved.