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KC life sciences official to address luncheon

September 20, 2007

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Bill Duncan, president of the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, will be the featured speaker during a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce luncheon set for noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Maceli's, 1031 N.H.

The luncheon is part of the chamber's ongoing Bioscience Speaker Series.

Duncan plans to discuss the so-called "animal health corridor" that runs from Manhattan to Columbia, Mo., and the importance of the Lawrence area to bioscience and economic development.

Duncan previously worked for Midwest Research Institute, Oread Laboratories and ChemSyn Science Laboratories. His involvement with Lawrence-based Oread Laboratories led to collaboration with Kansas University's Higuchi Biosciences Center for patenting and commercializing analytical chemistry technologies.

Duncan earned a doctorate in organic synthesis chemistry from Oklahoma State University and has received awards that include an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1992.

Cost for the attending the luncheon is $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call 865-4411 or visit www.lawrencechamber.com.

The final Bioscience Speaker Series event is a legislative leadership panel scheduled for Dec. 4.

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