On May 8, 2011, more than 250 scientists and technologists packed the conference room in Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, Schaumburg to attend the 2nd Annual Chicago Biotech-Pharma International Symposium. A large portion of the attendants came from major pharmaceutical companies including Abbott Laboratories, Takeda, Baxter, DuPont, and Eli Lilly. One third of the participants also came from University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and other academic institutions. 10 Delegates from mainland China also attended this conference. This symposium was co-organized by ACSE and Yao-Yuan. Dr. Gui-Dong Zhu from Abbott was the symposium chair. The symposium has invited world-class scientists and industrial leaders to discuss the frontiers and share their views in biomedical science and global pharmaceutical industry.