Georgia's Ninth District Congressman Doug Collins was recently honored by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) with its 2019 Innovator in Technology Award.
This award recognizes members of Congress who have been collaborative partners, advocates and champions of the biotechnology and life sciences industries.
Collins, a Republican from Gainesville, said he was honored to receive the award.
"Innovation is critical to the biotechnology industry and has an incredible impact on our economy in Georgia and nationwide," said Collins. "I remain committed to partnering with them [BIO] as we work to strengthen the biotechnology industry and improve Americans’ overall quality of life.”
“Congressman Collins has been a stalwart advocate for sound public policies that advance the jobs creating potential of America’s biotechnology industry as we address the most pressing medical, agricultural, industrial and environmental challenges facing our nation and the world,” said BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “His commitment to support the needs of America’s innovative life science companies allows them to focus on what matters – delivering life-saving and life-enhancing products.”
“The life sciences industry in Georgia provides jobs for over 32,000 people. Congressman Collins has been an invaluable advocate for the biotechnology community – both in Georgia’s 9th District and the nation at large,” said Maria Thacker Goethe, President & CEO, Georgia Bio. “On behalf of the Georgia life science industry, we thank him for outstanding leadership and dedication to supporting the innovative capacity and job-creating potential of American life science companies.”