BIO Mourns Loss of Industry Leader

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, December 17, 2010) - Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement regarding the death of Frank Baldino, Jr., Ph.D.:

“BIO mourns the loss of Frank Baldino, the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cephalon.  Frank was an early and longtime member of BIO’s Board of Directors and a driving force in the biotechnology industry. 

“I greatly appreciated Frank’s insight and dedication to the success of the industry and to the patients who benefit from biopharmaceutical therapies.

“We extend our sympathies to Frank’s family as well as his colleagues at Cephalon.”

 

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About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.