On its final day of session, the Connecticut House passed S.B. 1056, AN ACT ESTABLISHING A WORKING GROUP TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO FOSTER THE MICROBIOME SECTOR IN THE STATE.

The bill will now go to the Governor for his consideration and signature.

Among other provisions, the bill would create a working group to identify companies focused on microbiome science that are in early stage development and develop tools and financial incentives, including, but not limited to, sponsoring an annual competition for start-up microbiome companies and early stage research projects to recruit such companies to locate in or pursue such projects in the state.