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April 7th is Now a Special Day in California

April 7, 2016
jim-biotech-day-0Today, and every April 7th from here on out will be Biotechnology Day in the State of California.

This designation was made by the California in a resolution recognizing California as a global leader in life science innovation.

As stated in the resolution, California is home to 2,848 life sciences companies which generate more than $130 billion in revenue and have more than 281,000 employees throughout the state.

April 7th marks the 40th anniversary of Genentech, which is often recognized as the birth of the modern biotechnology industry.

It also is very appropriate that the 2016 BIO International Convention will be returning to the place where this industry got its start - San Francisco this June 6-9. For more information and to register visit