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Temple Health and Bioscience District Withdraws From SXSW 2020 Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2020

TEMPLE, TEXAS – Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD), the nonprofit, city-supported bioscience incubator, has canceled plans to attend the 2020 SXSW Conference amid concern around potential spread of coronavirus. “We regret the need to withdraw our participation, but due to the fact that this is an international conference and the coronavirus has shown a potential for community spread, THBD has decided that it is in the best interest of our staff and community not to attend the event .” said THBD Executive Director Tami Annable.

Temple Health and Bioscience District (THBD) is a biotech/health related incubator. THBD provides laboratory and office space, cutting edge technology, mentorship, and collaborative partnership opportunities to early-stage startups from concept to commercialization. A taxpayer-funded nonprofit and only one of its kind in Texas, THBD was created by legislation to support the economic development of central Texas’ growing biotech corridor. THBD grows twenty-first century jobs by fostering bioscience education, innovation and healthcare in central Texas. To learn more, visit: TempleBioScience.org.

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