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Congressman Dunn Honored as Innovator in Biotechnology

Thursday, April 4, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Congressman Dunn Honored as Innovator in Biotechnology

Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2019) – Congressman Neal Dunn was recognized today by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) for his leadership as an Innovator in Biotechnology. Congressman Dunn received the award in conjunction with today’s BIO Legislative Day Fly-In.


BIO’s Innovator in Biotechnology award recognizes Members of Congress who have been collaborative partners, advocates, and champions of the biotechnology and life sciences industries.


“The life sciences industry in Florida provides jobs for over 87,000 people. Congressman Dunn has been an invaluable advocate for the biotechnology community – both in Florida’s 2nd District and the nation at large,” said Nancy Bryan, President & CEO of BioFlorida. “On behalf of the Florida life science industry, we thank him for outstanding leadership and dedication to supporting innovation and job-creating potential of American life science companies.”


“Congressman Dunn has been a stalwart advocate for sound public policies that advance the jobs creating potential of America’s biotechnology industry as we address the most pressing medical, agricultural, industrial and environmental challenges facing our nation and the world,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “His commitment to support the needs of America’s innovative life science companies allows them to focus on what matters – delivering life-saving and life-enhancing products.”


More than 200 biotechnology industry representatives from over 40 states, representing hundreds of thousands of American workers, will participate in hundreds of meetings with Members of the House and Senate during the BIO Legislative Day Fly-In. Participants will discuss issues critical to the biotechnology industry, including drug development, discovery and delivery reforms, targeting abuses of the U.S. patent system while protecting innovation, providing adequate reimbursement for vital therapies under Medicare, FDA funding, trade, tax policy, Farm Bill Implementation, protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard and capital formation issues relevant to biotechnology companies.


About BioFlorida

BioFlorida is the voice of Florida's life sciences industry, representing 6,200 establishments and research organizations in the BioPharma, MedTech and HealthIT that collectively employ 87,000 Floridians.

Members of the BioFlorida network include emerging and established life science companies, universities, research institutions, hospitals, medical centers, incubators, economic development agencies, investors and service providers.