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Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Inc. Release: World Series Tied 2-2, Biocluster CEOs Make Their Bets


10/28/2013 2:32:34 PM

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With the World Series tied 2-2 and the teams gearing up for a big game at Busch Stadium tonight, the leaders of St. Louis’ and Boston’s biotech clusters have decided to raise the stakes with a friendly wager.

If the Red Sox win, Donn Rubin, President & CEO of BioSTL will send a case of local craft beer and some St. Louis barbecue to Robert K. Coughlin, President & CEO of MassBio. If the Cardinals win, Coughlin will send Rubin some of Boston’s finest “chowdah” and will introduce him to a few Boston venture capitalists.

“If by some chance the Cardinals squeak by with a World Series win, which I can’t imagine at this point, I’ll be happy to share some of Boston’s best assets - VCs and clam chowder - with Donn,” said Coughlin.

“These two teams and their cities have rich histories and lots to brag about,” said Rubin. “I’d love to share our beer, barbeque, and biotech. But if the World Series ends how I think it will, Bob will have wait to get his beer and BBQ next time he’s in St. Louis!”

MassBio is a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry. MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide.

BioSTL is a nonprofit that builds regional capacity and fosters collaborative efforts to advance innovation, entrepreneurship, and new company creation that capitalize on St. Louis’ world-class medical and plant biosciences and to promote economic growth and regional prosperity in St. Louis.

Both clusters are dedicated to life sciences innovation and hoping for a hometown win.

About MassBio

www.massbio.org

MassBio, a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry, is the nation's oldest biotechnology trade association. Founded in 1985, MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Representing over 620 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, research hospitals, and service organizations involved in life sciences and health care, MassBio works to advance policy and promote education, while providing member programs and events, industry information, and services.

About BioSTL

BioSTL is a nonprofit that builds regional capacity and fosters collaborative efforts to advance innovation, entrepreneurship, and new company creation that capitalize on St. Louis’ world-class medical and plant biosciences and to promote economic growth and regional prosperity in St. Louis. Please visit www.biostl.org for additional information. Twitter: @BioSTL. Facebook: BioSTL.

Contacts:

MassBio

Jessica Roche

Director of Communications

617-758-9633 (mobile)

jessica.roche@massbio.org

BioSTL

Benjamin Johnson

Program Director

(314) 880-8872 (office)

(314) 497-8985 (cell)

bjohnson@biostl.org

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