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Ivey visiting Huntsville for HudsonAlpha, Discovery Life Sciences ceremony

HUNTSVILLE – Gov. Kay Ivey will make an appearance here Wednesday as the
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology marks a milestone on its campus at Cummings
Research Park.

The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and will include a ribbon-cutting and tour for the opening of a 93,000 square -foot building that will be home to the Discovery Life Sciences global

Ivey will join Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle at the speaker'’s podium. Also scheduled to take the podium are Jim Hudson, HudsonAlpha co-founder and chairman emeritus of the
HudsonAlpha Board; HudsonAlpha President Dr. Neil Lamb; and Glenn Bilawsky, CEO of
Discovery Life Sciences. Local and regional government and business leaders are also expected to attend.

According to a HudsonAlpha media release, Discovery’s new global headquarters will
consolidate jobs from across the HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus and across the nation
and contribute to HudsonAlpha’s multibillion-dollar economic impact on Alabama.

HudsonAlpha has a 152-acre campus within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s
second-largest research park. The company says its state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers with entrepreneurs and educators, and has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education and fosters more than 45 diverse biotech companies on campus.

Discovery Life Science states its mission is to “restore hope by speeding the development of innovative diagnostics and effective treatments to improve care. We accomplish this by
partnering with researchers in industry, academia, and government ― furthering their abilities to complete their vital work faster by providing them with the highest quality products and services.”

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