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Biotech Adds U.S. Jobs Over 10 Years, Despite Recession

By Marie Powers
Staff Writer

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Although the findings seems counterintuitive considering the recent consolidation in biosciences, the fifth biennial Battelle/BIO State Bioscience Industry Development report, released last week at the BIO International Convention, indicated U.S. employment in the sector grew by 6.4 percent – or more than 96,000 jobs – between 2001 and 2010 compared to a 2.9 percent decline in overall U.S. private-sector jobs.

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