Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), chaired by Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) will hold a hearing, titled “Driving Innovation and Job Growth through the Life Sciences Industry,” on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:15 am. The hearing will focus on the key role the life sciences industry plays in enabling innovation and job creation in our country. Additionally, the hearing will explore new policy actions that can incent additional Research & Development (R&D) in the life sciences industry and examine the role the federal government plays supporting R&D.
WHAT: Hearing on “Driving Innovation and Job Growth through the Life Sciences Industry”
Stephen S. Tang, President and CEO
University City Science Center
Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute
Dr. Arthur T. Sands, President/CEO/Director
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mr. Mark G. Heesen, President
National Venture Capital Association
WHEN: 10:15 am EST, Wednesday, May 25, 2011
WHERE: 216 Hart Senate Office Building
Chairman Bob Casey will preside.
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The Joint Economic
Committee, established under the Employment Act of 1946, was created by
Congress to review economic conditions and to analyze the effectiveness of