Statement by MassBio President & CEO Robert K. Coughlin on President Trump's Immigration Ban Executive Order
"MassBio stands 100% behind all of the employees of our member companies around the world. The greatest minds from around the world made this industry what it is and it will take the greatest minds globally to cure cancer, Alzheimer’s, and the hundreds of diseases impacting human health.
The recent refugee and immigration executive order is a threat to the sustainability and growth of the life sciences industry throughout the United States and, in particular, in Massachusetts, and a threat to scientific discovery.
We at MassBio stand by to work with any of our member companies or employees that are facing uncertainty as a result of the order. We have been communicating with our elected officials and the Massachusetts delegation and offer our help in finding solutions immediately and longer term.
We will continue to work with our partners in government to advocate for and advance policies that will allow the best and the brightest people from across the world to join our cluster."