Rep. Collins honored as innovator in biotechnology

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WASHINGTON — The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) presented Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) with the 2019 Innovator in Technology Award. This award recognizes Members of Congress who have been collaborative partners, advocates, and champions of the biotechnology and life sciences industries.

“Innovation is critical to the biotechnology industry and has an incredible impact on our economy in Georgia and nationwide,” said Collins. “I am honored to receive the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s 2019 Innovator in Technology Award, and I remain committed to partnering with them as we work to strengthen the biotechnology industry and improve Americans’ overall quality of life.”

BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood, said, “Congressman Collins 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. 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.”

Maria Thacker Goethe, President & CEO, Georgia Bio said, “The life sciences industry in Georgia provides jobs for over 32,000 people. Congressman Collins has been an invaluable advocate for the biotechnology community – both in Georgia’s 9th District and the nation at large. On behalf of the Georgia life science industry, we thank him for outstanding leadership and dedication to supporting the innovative capacity and job-creating potential of American life science companies.”

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