For the fourth year in a row, leading biotechnology company Biogen is the presenting sponsor of the North Carolina Science Festival, making hundreds of events showcasing STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) available to North Carolinians.
Biogen first signed on as presenting sponsor in 2015, and has been instrumental in the growth of the North Carolina Science Festival, allowing it to reach over a million people. In 2017, the Festival was able to reach all 100 counties in North Carolina for the first time. This year, the theme of the Science Festival is “The Science of Food and Drink” and the length of the Festival will move from two weeks to the full month of April.
“The Biogen Foundation puts a special emphasis on organizations that provide access to science learning and encourage young people to consider science careers. Programs like the North Carolina Science Festival provide students with the opportunities to see, hear and experience science in a fun way to help inspire them to be the scientists of tomorrow.” -Chris Barr, Executive Director of Biogen
At Biogen, their mission is clear: they are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Founded in 1978 as one of the world’s first global biotechnology companies by Charles Weissman, Heinz Schaller, Kenneth Murray and Nobel Prize winners Walter Gilbert and Phillip Sharp, today Biogen has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis; has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy; and is focused on advancing neuroscience research programs in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, pain, ophthalmology, neuropsychiatry, and acute neurology. Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. They routinely post information that may be important to investors on their website at www.biogen.com. To learn more, please visit www.biogen.com and follow them on social media – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube.
About North Carolina Science Festival
Founded in 2010, the North Carolina Science Festival is the first statewide science festival in the United States. Through a series of community-based events each April (hosted by schools, colleges, libraries, museums, parks, businesses and other local organizations), the Festival celebrates the economic, educational, and cultural impact of science in North Carolina.