SAN DIEGO — They may not explicitly mention President Trump. But the global recruiters who flock to the biotech sector’s big annual networking conference here this week will not be shy about trying to woo U.S. scientists and entrepreneurs frazzled by the Trump administration’s talk of slashing research funding, suspending immigration, and rejecting scientific consensus. In the age of “America First,” they don’t have to reach far to draw contrasts.
“We are open for talent. We are open for investments. We are open for business,” said Canada’s Reza Moridi, who serves as minister of research, innovation, and science in Ontario.