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PRESS RELEASE: Bonnie Dumanis issues statement on Merck investment in La Jolla

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SAN DIEGO – District Attorney and San Diego Mayoral candidate Bonnie Dumanis today released the following statement in response to the announcement Merck will invest up to $90 million in a La Jolla-based institute to identify new ways to fight disease.

“I’m encouraged by Merck’s decision to invest in the California Institute for Biomedical Research in La Jolla. This investment, and jobs it will bring, highlights the importance of synergy in our health care, biotech, research and university sectors. As Mayor, I plan to further leverage these synergies through a new Core Industries Task Force to further promote San Diego’s leadership position in these key sectors.”