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Georgia Bio Recognizes Two State Legislators with Annual Award

January 12, 2012
While the economic climate has been difficult for bioscience companies, it has also had a significant impact on state budgets, causing many states to cut programs and reassess economic priorities. That said, the bioscience industry has remained a valuable growth area, both in the United States and abroad.

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Therefore, it's not surprising that local and state government leaders continue to support economic development initiatives that encourage the growth of this industry.

This week, Georgia Bio presented two Legislators of the Year awards to advocates for the bioscience industry. The honorees, Senator Cecil Staton (R-18th District) of Macon, GA and Representative Terry England (R-108th District) of Auburn, GA, were selected the for their support of the life sciences industry and university research in Georgia.

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They will be honored at the Georgia Bio Annual Awards Dinner, January 26, 6 pm to 9 pm, at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. Click here to register.

Click here for past Awards recipients.

Georgia Bio is the private, non-profit association representing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies, medical centers, universities, research institutes, government groups and other organizations involved in the development of products that improve the health and well-being of people, animals and the environment.