Bioscience Caucus briefed on next steps for CT

State Senator Christine Cohen and the Connecticut legislature’s Bioscience Caucus were briefed this week by a private-sector bioscience industry advocate and by the commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development on the next steps Connecticut must take in order to turn its blossoming bioscience industry, centered around New Haven, into a national hub of bioscience research, development, and jobs.

The next steps, they said, are building more lab space, training more bioscience graduates and recruiting executive bioscience talent, securing more venture capital investments, improving transportation options like airports and trains, and creating a state entity to manage a five-year bioscience investment plan. more