Pa. Governor To Get National Honor

Philadelphia Business Journal

The Biotechnology Industry Organization is presenting Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett with its “2013 BIO Governor of the Year” award Tuesday.

Corbett is being honored by the Washington, D.C., trade group during its annual international convention, which is being held this week in Chicago.

N.J. Gov. Christ Christie won the award last year.

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.

Presenting the award to Corbett will be Fritz Bittenbinder, vice president of alliance development and state government relations at BIO. Bittenbender is a former Cephalon executive and one-time president of Pennsylvania Bio, a statewide life sciences industry trade group now based in Wayne, Pa.

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