FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 10, 1997
Contact: Jeff Trewhitt (202) 835-3469
PhRMA, AIBS SEEK TO PROVIDE UP-TO-DATE INTERNET INFORMATION ON GENOMICS
Washington, D.C. -- The Pharmecutical Research and Manufacturers of
America (PhRMA) and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS)
have introduced an Internet web site on genomics to provide up-to-date
information on emerging genetic research-related issues.
"The goal is to add useful information on genomics as it becomes
available, and to list other sources of pertinent material from around the
world," says Dr. Gillian R. Woollett, the web site publisher and PhRMA's
Assistant Vice President for Biologics and Biotechnology. "We want to
provide a dynamic and accessible information resource for policy makers
and the general public."
The new site, "Genomics - A Global Resource," provides information
on gene therapies and genetic sampling, testing and screening. It also
provides data on the genetics of biodiversity and protecting endangered
species. The site, http://www.phrma.org/genomics, is also listed on the
first page of both PhRMA's and AIBS's Internet web sites.
In addition to Woollett, genomics web site coordinators include
Keith L. Cowing and J. Richard Keefe, both of AIBS. AIBS is a
not-for-profit association of academic societies, institutes and museums
interested in the biological sciences. It is dedicated to promoting sound
science in education, research and public policy.
PhRMA's web site also contains a variety of documents on the
research-based pharmaceutical industry, including an Industry Profile,
press releases, policy statements, PhRMA's Medicines in Development survey
series and Health Guides.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
represents the country's leading research-based pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that
allow patients to lead longer, happier, healthier and more productive
lives. Investing nearly $19 billion a year in discovering and developing
new medicines, PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for
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Genomics Internet Address: http://www.phrma.org/genomics
PhRMA Internet Address: http://www.phrma.org/
AIBS Internet Address: http://www.aibs.org