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Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

West Virginia’s bioscience industry is growing rapidly. State bioscience firms grew their employment base by 14 percent from 2014 through 2016, well outpacing national growth to reach nearly 8,000 total industry jobs.

This is great news for the state and an important economic sector for policy and opinion leaders to be aware of. 

The Bioscience Association of West Virginia, in conjunction with West Virginia University Innovations, will host the West Virginia Innovation & Economic Impact Forum from 10:30am – 12:30pm on Friday, October 12 in Morgantown to inform northcentral West Virginia policy and opinion leaders of the world class life science research occurring in the state, as well as the innovative biotech companies operating in our backyard. 

Presenters include:

Richard Giersch, CEO, Valtari Bio; Director, WVU Health Sciences Innovation Center

Matt Powell, Ph.D., Co-Founder/Chief Operating Officer, New River Labs

Mark McLaughlin, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Modulation Therapeutics Incorporated

F. Heath Damron, Ph.D., Director, Vaccine Development Center at WVU

Bryan Brown, Executive Director, Bioscience Association of West Virginia

The event will be held in Morgantown, WV at the National Research Center for Coal & Energy, located at 1272 Evansdale Drive.  Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend. 

To register for the event, or for more information, click here.

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. 

For additional information, contact Bryan Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (304) 546-5500. 

About BioWV

The purpose of the Association is to promote the bioscience industry in West Virginia, expand the knowledge and expertise of West Virginia’s businesses concerning the life sciences through seminars, educational publications and to enhance public awareness of the biotechnology industry in West Virginia. BioWV represents the interests of the bioscience industry in West Virginia before federal, state and local legislators and regulators.

PO BOX 20065 | Charleston, WV 25362 | (304) 546-5500