State and regional leaders in the field of clinical science and other medical backgrounds met at the Morgantown Marriot hotel all day Thursday for the 9th Annual West Virginia Bioscience Summit.
The summit brought together biotech companies, academic researchers, service providers, policy makers and others to engage in a day of education and inspiration focused on showcasing the value of biotech industries brought to the state.
“Life science or bioscience industry has grown tremendously over the past 5 years, in particular here in West Virginia. In fact, believe it or not we are one of the fastest growing states in life science industry growth across the nation. So we have about 8,000 total jobs in the the bio sciences here in West Virginia,” said Bryan Brown, executive director of Bioscience Association of West Virginia.
“West Virginia has historical not had a big bio-tech scene, but through the last few years it has increased quite a bit and I think that’s because Marshall and WVU’s research has enhanced through funding and such and WV Bio is doing its part as well,” said Heath Damron, director of vaccine development center for WVU Health Science Center.
For more information on how bio Tech is growing throughout the state of West Virginia with future and current projects you can visit our www.Biowv.org.