Navigation Links
MichBio Leader Cites New Senate Biosciences Task Force and House Subcommittee as Evidence of State's Growing Awareness of Industry's Economic Importance
Date:5/7/2009

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking to a crowd of more than 170 bioscience leaders at the MichBio Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor Wednesday night, Stephen Rapundalo, Ph.D., MichBio president and CEO, said that a growing awareness by state legislators of the industry's economic growth potential has culminated in the formation of a Task Force on Biotechnology as part of the Senate's Economic Development & Regulatory Reform Committee as well as a House Subcommittee focused on biosciences as part of the Committee on New Economy & Quality of Life.

Both the Task Force and the Subcommittee will have a common focus and are of equal legislative stature. The Task Force will be chaired by Sen. Randy Richardville (R) and the Subcommittee will be chaired by Rep. Ed Clemente.

Plans are for both bodies to hold a series of statewide hearings through the summer and early fall to gather testimony from the industry. Once collected and compiled, the information would be used to develop new policy and legislatives measures that would enable the economic promise of the bio-industry. Michigan is the fourth state in the country to constitute a standing legislative body focused on the biosciences or biotechnology. The other states include California, Minnesota and Illinois. It is the only state to have such legislative groups in both the Senate and the House.

"The Senate Task Force and House Subcommittee should bring to bear more legislative muscle that will hopefully translate into additional resources for sustaining and growing Michigan's biosciences industry," Rapundalo said. He also noted that, "In concert with the Biosciences Legislative Caucus serving as a broader interest group, Michigan now has a powerful 'one-two' punch that will greatly enhance the stature of our industry within the state's economy."

Rapundalo noted that the Biosciences Legislative Caucus is a group of
'/>"/>

SOURCE MichBio
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Michigan Life Sciences Pipeline to Kick Off MichBio Expo
2. MichBio Announces Expo Tours; Extends Deadline for Innovator Showcase Applications
3. MichBio Issues 2007/8 Michigan Life Sciences Directory and Resources Guide
4. MichBio Announces Student Career Day at Michigan State University
5. MichBio Expo Opens in Lansing Next Week
6. MichBio Responds to Governors Plan to Repeal Tort Reform Laws
7. MichBio Announces Annual Meeting Keynote and Pre-Meeting Workshop
8. MichBio Will Host Workshop on Capital Formation Prior to April 22 Annual Meeting
9. Christine Poon Will Keynote MichBio Expo
10. Start-Up and Emerging Biotech Companies Will Tell Their Stories at Biosciences Showcase Planned for MichBio Expo
11. Early-Bird Pricing Ends Soon for MichBio Expo Attendees and Exhibitors; Award Nominations Due Nov. 1
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ... N-acetylcysteine Industry Report 2014" report to their ... Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study ... industry. The report provides a basic ... and industry chain structure. The N-acetylcysteine market analysis ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to ... The global companion diagnostics market is expected to grow ... Factors such as rising need for personalized medicine in ... pharmaceutical industry, support from regulatory authorities, and emerging technologies ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... LOUIS , Sept. 18, 2014  U.S. biotech ... by signing an exclusive license for technology developed by ... control gene expression in plants, including for applications in ... The technology was developed under the ... officer at Kultevat and former president of the Danforth ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014  Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: ... entered into a strategic agreement with Merck Animal Health ... The Igenity Dairy Heifer Program consists ... information on the genetic potential of replacement dairy heifers. ... calf is born, and is an excellent tool in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global N-acetylcysteine Industry Report 2014 2Global Companion Diagnostics (Polymerase Chain Reaction, In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 2Global Companion Diagnostics (Polymerase Chain Reaction, In-situ hybridization, Immunohistochemistry) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019 3Kultevat obtains license of gene switch technology 2Merck Animal Health to market Neogen's dairy genomic program 2
... Companies in Plant Biotechnology Industry, WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. ... one of the best employers in the biotechnology and,pharmaceutical ... This is the first DuPont appearance on the ... it ahead of other companies in the,plant biotechnology industry. ...
... 18 NPS,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: NPSP ) announced ... offer for any and all of its outstanding,3.0% Convertible ... New,York City time, on October 17, 2007. As ... million principal,amount of the notes, representing approximately 99.7% of ...
... -- Company Completes Enrollment in First Cohort --, ... Nventa,Biopharmaceuticals Corporation (TSX:NVN) today announced that the Company,has ... Phase 1 clinical trial,to assess the safety and ... neoplasia (CIN). The trial is expected to ...
Cached Biology Technology:DuPont Named Among Top Biotechnology Employers by Science Magazine 2NPS Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Tender Offer 2NPS Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Tender Offer 3Nventa updates progress of cervical dysplasia trial with new HspE7 2Nventa updates progress of cervical dysplasia trial with new HspE7 3Nventa updates progress of cervical dysplasia trial with new HspE7 4Nventa updates progress of cervical dysplasia trial with new HspE7 5
(Date:9/18/2014)... acquire and creatively manipulate spoken language is unique to ... 6 million years of human evolution to make this ... candidate gene we now have," says Wolfgang Enard, Professor ... efforts to understand the molecular biological basis of language ... results of his latest study, undertaken in collaboration with ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 18, 2014Many Americans across racial and ethnic groups ... impact on their day-to-day life, more so than ... and speech (57% of African-Americans, 49% of non-Hispanic ... When asked which disease or ailment is the ... first among African-Americans followed by AIDS/HIV. Hispanics ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... The global cycles of carbon and nitrogen comprise ... human and environmental systems have caused imbalances and ... greenhouse gases (GHGs). Increased GHGs result in climate ... terrestrial ecosystems, oceans and the atmosphere. Understanding these ... exciting branch of environmental science during the past ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Language evolution: Quicker on the uptake 2Language evolution: Quicker on the uptake 3Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives 2Americans rate losing eyesight as having greatest impact on their lives 3Greenhouse gas research enters a new era 2
... attacks in the United States in 2001 the threat ... perhaps from smallpox, plague or tularemia -- became very ... and rapidly contain an attack is still being developed. ... Center for Quantum Devices have demonstrated solar-blind avalanche photodiodes ...
... than men despite the popular notion that the opposite is ... pain have found that not only do women report more ... it in more bodily areas, more often and for longer ... be differences in how men and women think and feel ...
... $52.7 million research program that will help reveal the ... and point the way to designing new medicines. Under ... Structural Genomics Consortium (NESG) will conduct the five-year undertaking. ... history, will reinforce our dynamic position in the biomedical ...
Cached Biology News:Tiny avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents 2Women feel more pain than men, research shows 2Women feel more pain than men, research shows 3Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program 2Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program 3Rutgers to lead $52.7 million protein research program 4
Mycoplasma and virus tested...
... MagicMark XP Western Protein Standards are ... protein molecular weight estimation directly on ... an IgG binding site, allowing direct ... used to detect your target protein ...
... Clone/PAD: 3F10B10. Immunogen: Synthetic ... region of JAB1 (Jun activation ... Specificity: Specific for the JAB1 ... controls: 293T Jurkat cell lysates). ...
...
Biology Products: