Doyle Speaks Up for Stem Cells at BIO 2006
Gov. Jim Doyle forcefully defended stem cell research in Wisconsin when he spoke at the state pavilion at the recent BIO 2006 national biotech convention in Chicago.
Doyle praised the recent donations of $50 million by the Morgridge family and another $50 million from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation to pay for two-thirds of the first phase of the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery. (Another $50 million will come from the state as the project was approved Wednesday by the State Building Commission).
“We have a lot of great research to build on,” he told a crowd gathered at the pavilion. “And we will use it to enhance a segment of our economy that will improve and save lives.
“It doesn’t get much better than that,” he said.