Maryland Senator Nancy J. King received the award for outstanding leadership in advancing biotechnology.
The 2011 BIO Legislator of the Year Award was presented to her in front of County Executive Isiah Leggett and Tom Watkins, CEO of Human Genome Sciences as well as other political figures and biotechnology executives.
Christian Johansson, Maryland Secretary of Business and Economic Development presented the award to King with an honoring speech.
"Invest Maryland which represents probably the largest initiative in Maryland history for early stage companies would not have gotten done without senator King's support and involvement"