NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Already comfortably among leaders of the pack of US states in its biomedical research culture, Maryland plans to put the pedal down with a $1.1 billion, decade-long initiative focused on luring and nourishing biotech companies within its borders, State Governor Martin O’Malley said this week.
 

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