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Biosciences and Emerging Technology

FIRST MEETING

2007-2008 Regular Session - January 10, 2007

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FIFTH SESSION

BIOSCIENCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Tim Mahoney, Chair of the Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:02AM on January 10, 2007, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

MAHONEY, Tim (Chair)
NORTON, Kim (Vice-Chair)
BERNS, John
BUNN, Julie
HAWS, Larry
PEPPIN, Joyce
THISSEN, Paul
WINKLER, Ryan

Members excused:
BEARD, Michael
MASIN, Sandra
RUTH, Connie

A quorum was present.

Chair Mahoney called the meeting to order at 10:02AM.

Chair Mahoney invited members and staff to introduce themselves.
Chair Mahoney discussed committee procedures and rules.

Don Gerhardt, President and CEO of LifeScience Alley, provided an assessment of the Bioscience industry in Minnesota.
Phillip Griffin, LifeScience Alley lobbyist, outlined LifeScience Alley's legislative agenda.

Dale Wahlstrom, Chair of The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, provided an assessment of the Bioscience industry in Minnesota.
Gail O'Kane, Education-Industry Partnership Manager at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and BioBusiness Alliance board member, provided an overview of the Biosciences Education-Industry Partnership Council.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:32AM.

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Rep. Tim Mahoney (Chair)


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Autumn Williams-Wussow,
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Overview - Statewide Industry Assessment
Life Science Alley
Biobusiness Alliance of Minnesota