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Will BRAIN project benefit San Diego?

Roger Showley, U-T SAN DIEGO

Friday, April 5, 2013

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Kelly Cunningham, National University System
Answer: YES

San Diego’s cluster of world-class research institutes attracts top-level researchers, scientists and engineers from around the world. National University System Institute for Policy Research in conjunction with CONNECT’s Innovation Report finds San Diego has the nation’s third largest biotech/biomed industry, with more than 30,000 workers. In addition to 600 life-sciences/biomedical companies operating in the county, San Diego has more than 3,000 information-technology, wireless and software companies, 50 mobile health/genomics, and 75 bioinformatics operations. The region already generates more than $1 billion per year in life-sciences research. San Diego is well equipped to conduct and benefit from brain-mapping research.