Kansas fights for bioscience leadership

Naming a new controlling body the Kansas Bioscience Authority, Kansas’s governor just named 9 prestigious members to this group that will be in charge of allocating tax revenue from bioscience companies into additional R&D (an expected $500 million to $600 million over the next 10 years.). Appointees are from a wide range of stations: from entrepreneurs to top names from research organizations and universities from Kansas and other states, and include former STERIS founder Bill Sanford, now of NanoMaterials in Manhattan and Victoria Franchetti Haynes, Ph.D., president and CEO of RTI International at the Research Triangle in Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina.

High-powered lights of the industry coming together to help yet another state compete for dollars and prestige. The bioscience-hub race heats up.