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Byline: Kristi E. Swartz
Apr. 20--With nearly 200 people in attendance, it was close to standing-room only at a biotechnology panel discussion at the Piedmont Triad Research Park Thursday night.
And it wasn't just the Triad's technology gurus who were there talking about North Carolina's dominant biotechnology industry, which has 142 companies, 30,000 jobs and $30 billion in revenue.
About 40 people were from the Triangle, perhaps the largest number who have traveled the 90 miles for a technology-related event in the Triad, Peggy Low, the senior vice president of technology development for the Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, said yesterday.
"This affirms that the Triad is finally on the map, and that we're being noticed by others in the state as a …