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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact:

Ed Fields

Cell: (205) 401
-
7324

Administrator@bioalabama.com


Alabama Governor

Robert Bentley and
Top
Legislative Leaders Join
BioAlabama’s

2012
Annual Meeting

to
Focus

on Creating Jobs and Finding Cures in Alabama


Birmingham, AL



Alabama Governor Robert Bentley
will speak with Alabama’s top executives,
entrepreneurs, university officials and students about job creation in the innovative science of
biotechnology at th
e
2012
Annual Meeting of BioAlabama


the state’s leading industry association.


The
Annual Meeting, themed “Growing Alabama’s BioEconomy,” will

take place May 30
th

at
3:00 pm at

Evonik Degussa

Corporation
’s

newest site in Birmingham
.


Key industry leaders will provide an update
on the five
-
year strategic plan launched just over a year ago to reinvent the association into a more
aggressive champion of biotechnology innovation across all of Alabama’s major industry sectors.
Additionall
y,
Senator Jabo Waggoner, (R) Senate Majority Leader, 16
th

D
istrict,

(Jefferson, Shelby)
and
co
-
chair of the Alabama Biotechnology Caucus will present
a
resolution
recently approved in the Senate
to promote and support

biotechnology within the State.


Repr
esentative Phil Williams, 6
th

District (R
-
Madison), and co
-
chair of the Alabama Biotechnology Caucus
will speak about the upco
ming activities for the caucus.


“I am happy to report that we have made significant progress over the last year including our new

name
and identity, the establishment of the first Alabama Biotechnology Caucus, growth in membership and
sponsorship, as well as increased visibility on a state
-
wide and national level,” said Arthur J. Tipton,

Ph.D.,
Chairman

of the Board for
BioAlabama.



Our recent successes should signal to the nation and to
the world that Alabama is serious about attracting, growing and developing a premier biotechnology
industry.”


S
pecial guests attending the meeting include Gov. Robert Bentley, Evonik

Pharmaceuticals North
American President, Tom Bates (Mobile, AL) and Jean
-
Luc Herbeaux, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for the
Health Care Business Line at Evonik Dugussa Pharmaceuticals
in Germany
and City of Birmingham
Economic Development Chief, Tracey M
orant Adams.


DETAILS


Who:

BioAlabama


WHAT:

2012 Annual Meeting featuring Gov. Robert Bentley, an
update of the BioAlabama Five Year Strategic
Plan and presentation of Biotechnology Reso
lution by

Sen
.

Jabo Waggoner and Rep. Phil Williams
.


WHEN:

May 30
th
, 2012

Registration
: 2:00 pm

Program: 3:00 pm
-

4
:
30

pm

Reception: 4
:
3
0 pm


6:00 pm


WHERE:

Evonik Degussa Corporation

(formerly SurModics Pharmaceuticals)

750 Lakeshore Parkway

Birmingham, Al. 35211


About BioAlabama

BioAlabama is a statewide non
-
pr
ofit organization representing Alabama’s bio related industries,
research scientists, clinicians and business professionals who are working together to foster, develop
and support the life sciences in Alabama. BioAlabama is the state affiliate in Alabama
of the
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the preeminent national association of biotechnology
companies.