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altState ranks No. 5 on Top 10 list, based on strength of biotechnology industry.

Kansas has received recognition from a national site selection magazine for the state’s leadership position in building a vibrant regional bioscience industry.

Business Facilities magazine this week pegged Kansas as No. 5 on its 2010 list of Top 10 states based on biotechnology strength. The states, ranked in order, were: 1. California, 2. Texas, 3. Pennsylvania, 4. Massachusetts, 5. Kansas, 6. New Jersey, 7. North Carolina, 8. Illinois, 9. Maryland and 10. Ohio.

The annual rankings are compiled using more than two dozen criteria, including an assessment of state-funded research and development programs, interaction with institutions of higher education and major projects announced within the past year.

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