Charleston, W.Va. (AP) -- Gov. Joe Manchin will help kickoff the creation of a group to promote West Virginia's bioscience industry.
Manchin is expected to join with private and public officials Monday to announce the formation of the Bioscience Association of West Virginia.
The group will promote the state's bioscience industry and coordinate the exchange of ideas and research.
It also is expected to promote the state for bioscience economic development.
Bioscience comprises biotechnology, life sciences and biomedical research.
(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)