The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council has turned to a former state representative to fill the shoes of Thomas Finneran, the former Massachusetts House Speaker who slowly stepped aside after he agreed to plead guilty to obstruction of justice. Robert Coughlin has been tapped for the top state post after serving as undersecretary of business development for Governor Deval Patrick, who has some ambitious plansÂ to back the influential biotech industry in his state.
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