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Senator Mark Warner Tackles Biotechnology and Opioid Epidemic in Virginia

Local health experts convene with Senator Warner for roundtable discussion

Senator Mark Warner Tackles Biotechnology and Opioid Epidemic in Virginia

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) visited the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC for a roundtable discussion with local health leaders. During the meeting, research leaders showcased their current projects and recent achievements in biotechnology. Senator Warner expressed his interest in learning more about this cutting-edge field and its potential importance for national security in the future. He acknowledged the need for increased federal funding in the industry, emphasizing its critical role in addressing healthcare challenges.

Later, Senator Warner visited Centra Hospital in Lynchburg to address the ongoing opioid epidemic. He highlighted the importance of continued efforts to combat this crisis and support individuals affected by addiction. By engaging with local health leaders and exploring innovative research initiatives, Senator Warner aims to promote progress in this critical area of healthcare.

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is home to some of the most advanced research initiatives in biotechnology. During the meeting with Senator Warner, research leaders showcased their current projects and recent achievements in this field. The senator expressed his interest in learning more about how biotechnology could be used to advance national security efforts.

Senator Warner also recognized the need for increased federal funding in biotechnology research, emphasizing its critical role in addressing healthcare challenges such as opioid addiction. He visited Centra Hospital later to see firsthand how these issues are affecting patients and communities.

By working closely with local health leaders and exploring innovative research initiatives, Senator Warner hopes to promote progress in both biotechnology and combatting opioid addiction.

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