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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Top Legislative Leaders Join BioAlabama’s 2012 Annual Meeting to Focus on Creating Jobs and Finding Cures in Alabama

Posted on: 29 May 12

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley will speak with Alabama’s top executives, entrepreneurs, university officials and students about job creation in the innovative science of biotechnology at the 2012 Annual Meeting of BioAlabama – the state’s leading industry association.

The Annual Meeting, themed “Growing Alabama’s BioEconomy,” will take place May 30th at 3:00 pm at Evonik Degussa Corporation’s newest site in Birmingham. Key industry leaders will provide an update on the five-year strategic plan launched just over a year ago to reinvent the association into a more aggressive champion of biotechnology innovation across all of Alabama’s major industry sectors. Additionally, Senator Jabo Waggoner, (R) Senate Majority Leader, 16th District, (Jefferson, Shelby) and co-chair of the Alabama Biotechnology Caucus will present a resolution recently approved in the Senate to promote and support biotechnology within the State.

Representative Phil Williams, 6th District (R-Madison), and co-chair of the Alabama Biotechnology Caucus will speak about the upcoming activities for the caucus.

“I am happy to report that we have made significant progress over the last year including our new name and identity, the establishment of the first Alabama Biotechnology Caucus, growth in membership and sponsorship, as well as increased visibility on a state-wide and national level,” said Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board for BioAlabama. “Our recent successes should signal to the nation and to the world that Alabama is serious about attracting, growing and developing a premier biotechnology industry.”

Special guests attending the meeting include Gov. Robert Bentley, Evonik Pharmaceuticals North American President, Tom Bates (Mobile, AL) and Jean-Luc Herbeaux, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for the Health Care Business Line and Reiner Beste, President for Health and Nutrition Business Units at Evonik Degussa Pharmaceuticals in Germany, and City of Birmingham Economic Development Chief, Tracey Morant Adams.



WHAT:2012 Annual Meeting featuring Gov. Robert Bentley, an update of the BioAlabama Five Year Strategic Plan and presentation of Biotechnology Resolution by Sen. Jabo Waggoner and Rep. Phil Williams.

WHEN:May 30th, 2012Registration: 2:00 pmProgram: 2:45 pm - 4:30 pmReception: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

WHERE:Evonik Degussa Corporation (formerly SurModics Pharmaceuticals)750 Lakeshore ParkwayBirmingham, Al. 35211

About BioAlabama

BioAlabama is a statewide non-profit organization representing Alabama’s bio related industries, research scientists, clinicians and business professionals who are working together to foster, develop and support the life sciences in Alabama. BioAlabama is the state affiliate in Alabama of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the preeminent national association of biotechnology companies.

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Last updated on: 29/05/2012

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