Summit: R.I. has all the ingredients to develop a successful life science industry

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Robert Coughlin, Managing Director at JLL and Former CEO MassBIO; Travis McCready, Head of Life Sciences for the Americas Markets at JLL and Former CEO and president of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center; Senate Finance Chairman Lou DiPalma, D-Middletown; House Speaker Joseph K. Shekarchi; Gov. Daniel J. McKee; Neil Steinberg, board chairman of the R.I. Life Science Hub. /PBN PHOTO/KATIE CASTELLANI

PROVIDENCE – When Robert Coughlin was running for a seat in the Mass. House of Representatives he was hit with a curveball: his newborn baby had cystic fibrosis. Coughlin’s initial instinct was to step away from politics and focus on family. But then he met with a social worker at Boston Children’s Hospital who reminded

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