Newly formed MS BIO joins national association

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Published: September 29,2011

Tags: Associations, bioscience, biotechnology, science, technology

RIDGELAND — The newly formed Mississippi Biotechnology Association (MS Bio) has joined the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA), an autonomous group of state affiliates operating within BIO.

Pete Pellerito, interim vice president of state government relations and alliance development at Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). “The CSBA is integral to BIO’s advocacy efforts, as we work to improve understanding of the bioscience industry and promote an environment that furthers economic development in Mississippi and throughout the United States.”

With the addition of Mississippi, the CSBA grows to 52 organizations in 48 states.

“MS BIO will continue to build upon our strong network as we attract new ideas, new people and new investment. This partnership with BIO further validates and supports Mississippi’s emerging biotech presence,” said Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, president of MS BIO’s board of directors and associate dean for clinical affairs and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Mississippi School Of Pharmacy.

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