Concluding that Maryland must step up government support for the life sciences, state Comptroller Peter Franchot has vowed to pursue in the new year a multi-year package of subsidies and other programs expected to catapult the industry into the nation’s top tier of bioclusters.
 
Franchot told BioRegion News he will seek a life sciences measure comparable to the $1 billion, 10-year Life Sciences Initiative now under review by Massachusetts lawmakers.
 

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