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Sears Lectureship in Business Ethics at Bentley College: "Bioethics, the New Frontier"

February 16, 2000


WALTHAM, MASS.- Bentley College will host a lecture on "Bioethics, the New Frontier" delivered by Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Aquila Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 19 at 3:30 p.m. in the college's Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center in Waltham, Mass. This lecture is presented by the Center for Business Ethics at Bentley College through the generous support of Sears, Roebuck and Co. It is free and open to the public.

Taunton-Rigby is director and past president of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MBC), the trade organization representing Massachusetts biotechnology companies. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of BIO, the national trade organization for the biotech industry, and former chair of BIO's Emerging Companies Section. She is a director of Synaptic Pharmaceutical, Inc., a trustee of the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, a member of the Board of Associates of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and a member of the Advisory Board of the Bentley College Center for Business Ethics.

Aquila Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is a public life sciences company based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Aquila is involved in creating and commercializing products, which modulate the immune system to treat, control or prevent infectious diseases, cancers and autoimmune disorders in humans and animals.

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