AUBURN, AL – BioAlabama, the life science advocacy organization for the state of Alabama, held its quarterly Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Hubbard CASIC Building on the campus of Auburn University.
Board members conducted business and discussed strategic growth and plans for the future, including the development of a new Strategic Plan, potential Economic Impact Study, plans to attend 2016 BIO International Conference in San Francisco, CA, and the launch of the 2015- 2016 BioAlabama Membership Drive.
“BioAlabama is working daily to build the life sciences in the state of Alabama. There are hundreds of quality companies in our state working in this field and the association works to help advocate for and help grow them”, said Carter Wells, Chairman of BioAlabama.
In addition, Maureen Mack, Senior Director for Marketing and Communications at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, was elected to the Board of Directors. Mack has more than 15 years of biotech and genomics
communications expertise through her work with HudsonAlpha and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), where she was the Director of External Communications
Following the board meeting, members joined Auburn faculty, students, and guests for an update on research currently being conducted on campus. Attendees heard from Auburn graduate students, professors, and researchers on five ongoing studies and the breakthroughs coming out of their work at Auburn University.
“The group of presenters from Auburn was outstanding. Auburn’s research teams have tremendous capabilities and is a major factor in the state’s work in the life sciences,” continued Wells.
Afterwards, all guests and presenters were invited to Amsterdam Café for the quarterly BioMixer networking reception. Researchers, biotech industry leaders, business professionals, and representatives from Auburn University gathered to socialize and discuss the current topics and developments in Alabama’s biotech industry.
BioAlabama is a statewide advocacy and networking organization representing Alabama’s bio related industries, research scientists, clinicians and business professionals. BioAlabama promotes biotechnology innovation as well as the growth of emerging and existing life science companies. Additionally, BioAlabama works to increase the public’s awareness regarding the positive impact of the life sciences on quality of life and the state’s economy.