Life Science Caucus
The Tennessee General Assembly formed the Life Science Caucus on January 31, 2018 and held its first meeting on February 6. The Caucus is committed to learning from state and national industry experts regarding policies that will support the growth of the life science industry in Tennessee. The Caucus is currently co-chaired by Senator Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin), first vice chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, and Representative Mark White (R-Memphis).
The goals of the Life Science Caucus are to:
- Develop a sound knowledge of Tennessee’s life science industry, including biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, academic research and health IT;
- Learn about the policies and regulations that affect the life science industry with a focus on supporting a favorable environment that will allow for further industry growth in Tennessee;
- Support education and dialogue between policymakers, industry, academia, patient groups and the general public; and
- Ultimately, be a part of an effort to attract more jobs and investment to Tennessee by providing a favorable economic and political climate for life science industry growth.