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December 11, 2013 - BIO announced that Patrick Plues has been hired to serve as Senior Director of State Government Relations. Plues will lead BIO’s engagement in and support of state-level health legislative and regulatory issues while promoting responsible development of bioscience industry and understanding of policy issues critical to members. Plues previously led Cephalon's federal government affairs efforts and prior to that position, directed state and federal advocacy initiatives for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

BIO Announces Patrick Plues as the New Senior Director of State Government Relations


Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Ave., SW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC, 20024
USA



Press release date: December 2, 2013

WASHINGTON--The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today that Patrick Plues has been hired to serve as Senior Director of State Government Relations.

Plues will lead BIO’s engagement in and support of state-level health legislative and regulatory issues while promoting the responsible development of the bioscience industry and better understanding of policy issues critical to our members.

Plues brings with him over 20 years of experience in state and federal government affairs, the majority of that time advocating on behalf of the biopharmaceutical industry. Plues previously led Cephalon's federal government affairs efforts. Prior to that position, Plues directed state and federal advocacy initiatives for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

"I have known, respected and worked with Patrick for over 10 years. He is a skilled government affairs professional with a deep understanding of the biotechnology industry. His healthcare expertise along with his knowledge of state and federal legislative issues position him well to lead BIO's health related state government affairs activities," said Fritz Bittenbender, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs.

About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing 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. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter.” Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events

Pacific Rim Summit on Industrial Biotechnology & Bioenergy
December 8-11, 2013
San Diego, CA

BIO CEO & Investor Conference
February 10 – 11, 2014
New York, NY

BIO Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

BIO International Convention
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD

Contacts
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
George Goodno, 202-962-6660
Web: www.bio.org
Blog: www.biotech-now.org
Twitter: @IAmBiotech

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