WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., has been named Legislator of the Year by the Biotechnology Industry Organization for his strong support of research and development in biotechnologies.
“Wisconsin is one of the world’s leaders in biotechnology research and development, creating innovative breakthroughs in medicine and bringing high-tech jobs and startup companies to the state,” Kind said. “I am proud to receive this award and I will continue to advocate for legislation that helps our local businesses, could reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and offers hope of cures to those suffering from debilitating diseases.”

Kind represents the 3rd Congressional District in western Wisconsin.
Wisconsin businesses and institutions engaged in biotechnology research and commercialization will attend the 2009 BIO convention in Atlanta, Ga., in May. To learn more about attending or sponsoring Wisconsin’s BIO efforts, click here.