1:47 PM
Jun 12, 2018
 |  BC Extra  |  Politics & Policy

BIO chair outraged by nude dancer party

An industry party held during the BIO annual meeting in Boston has been excoriated by the trade organization for featuring nude or partially clothed female dancers.

The trade organization’s chairman called on the party’s sponsors to account for their participation at the June 6 event, which was not affiliated with BIO 2018.

The Party at Bio Not Associated with Bio (PABNAB) included topless female dancers, according to attendee Kate Strayer-Benton, who is director of strategy at Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.).

Strayer-Benton, who provided BioCentury with a photo of the dancers she said was taken at the party, said the presence of body-painted, topless dancers was among “the first things we noticed when we went in,” and called the event’s entertainment “beyond tone-deaf.”

Martina Molsbergen, CEO of C14 Consulting Group LLC (Malvern, Pa.), one of three organizers of the event listed on its website, told BioCentury the event was “edgy and artsy” but said she was not offended by the dancers’ attire. She said entertainment at this year’s party, the 14th annual event...

Read the full 846 word article

User Sign in

Trial Subscription

Get a 4-week free trial subscription to BioCentury Extra

Article Purchase

$50 USD
More Info >