WHAT: “Taking the Pulse of Bioscience Education in America: A State by State Analysis” is a report prepared and supported by Battelle. BIO commissioned the report and had the input and support of the Biotechnology Institute.
WHEN: Monday, May 18, 2009, 2 p.m. EDT
WHERE: BIO 2009 International Convention – Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA, Room B306, Building B, Level 3
WHO: James Hunt , former North Carolina Governor, homas G. Wiggans, CEO and Chair, Peplin, Inc., Mitch Horowitz, Vice President, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice, Paul A. Hanle, President, Biotechnology Institute
BIO represents more than 1,200 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.
Battelle is the world’s largest non-profit independent research and development organization, providing innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management, National Security, Energy Technology, and Health and Life Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $5.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 20,400 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including seven national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Biotechnology Institute is as an independent, national nonprofit organization dedicated to education about the present and future impact of biotechnology. Its mission is to engage, excite and educate the public, particularly students and teachers, about biotechnology and its immense potential for solving human health, food and environmental problems.