Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell’s proposal to boost state biotech spending by $500 million won’t pass the state Senate this year — if ever — but the outlook is brighter for small portions of the measure designed to nurture early-stage life sciences companies, an aide to the chamber’s top leader told BioRegion News last week.
 

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