Missouri Life Sciences Research Board


In 2003, the Missouri General Assembly enacted House Bill 688 which was signed into law by Governor Bob Holden. The legislation created the Life Sciences Research Board and the Missouri Life Sciences Research Trust Fund to:

  • Enhance research capacity in life sciences to better serve the health and welfare of Missouri citizens;
  • Promote Missouri as a center of life science research and development by building on the success of existing Missouri research institutions;
  • Create and attract new research and development institutions; and
  • Transform research into commercial life science technology.

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