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Mass. part of global life science initiative

Announces collaboration with 4 countries

CHICAGO — Representatives from four foreign countries stood with Massachusetts officials in a moment of silence at the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention Monday to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

After reading the names of the three people who lost their lives in the attack as well as the MIT police officer who was subsequently killed, Greg Bialecki, the state’s secretary of housing and economic development, asked more than 120 people who had gathered at the Massachusetts pavilion on the exhibition floor of BIO to stand as one.

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