University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

BioND hosts national bio speaker Ab Basu at Center for Innovation Dec. 12

The BioScience Association of North Dakota (BioND) will host its annual meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12,  at the Center for Innovation, 4200 James Ray Drive. The cost is $15 per person and registration may be made through Myste at the Center for Innovation at Myste@innovators.net or by calling 777.3132.

Ab Basu, State Government Relations of Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) Washington, DC will talk about Opportunities with Agricultural Biotechnology. Members of the public interested in this topic are welcome to attend.

“Ab Basu is an expert and informative voice in a challenging and complex field of biotechnology,” said Bruce Gjovig, entrepreneur coach and director of the Center for Innovation who also serves as President of BioND. “Basu’s comments on agricultural biotechnology will be particularly relevant for our area as farmer’s find ways to provide safe, reliable, and affordable food supply, “ Gjovig added, “even during a weak national economy, agriculture is a tremendous success story, but this is not true everywhere around the world.”

About BioScience Association of North Dakota (BioND)

BioND was established in 2010 to support the biotechnology and life science industries in North Dakota.  BioND is a State Affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).  The organization coordinates the exchange of ideas and research, develop new business relationships and expand efforts to attract economic development opportunities for the biosciences in North Dakota . BioND helps promote bioscience industry development, champion science education, and help attract high-skill, high-wage jobs in the agriculture, life and energy science fields while concurrently growing economic opportunities in North Dakota. There are Bio organizations in 46 states. http://ndbio.rivendesign.com/about-us/board

About Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. www.bio.org

-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, writer/editor, national media relations coordinator, University Relations, 777.6571, juan.pedraza@UND.edu.


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