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Alabama delegation builds connections at 2014 BIO International Convention

SAN DIEGO, California – An Alabama delegation comprised of biotechnology companies, research organizations and economic developers showcased the state’s capabilities at the 2014 BIO International Convention as part of an effort to create opportunities and expand the sector.

Over three days at the global trade show, the Alabama team, led by the state Department of Commerce, participated in rounds of meetings with potential biotech partners and prospects, staged presentations and worked to expand relationships within the industry.

Art Tipton, chief executive officer of Birmingham’s Southern Research Institute, said the BIO conference represents the best way to connect with potential business partners for his organization’s robust drug discovery activities. Southern Research also used this year’s conference to publicly launch its new pharmaceutical consulting business segment.

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