Alan Gold Joins Board of Advisors of Nonprofit Organization Dedicated to Biotech History

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Life Sciences Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to capturing the history, preserving the heritage and sharing the stories of biotechnology, appoints Alan Gold to its board of advisors.

Alan Gold has been involved in the development of commercial life science properties for nearly 30 years and founded the business model of institutional investment in life science real estate. In 1998, he cofounded Bernardo Property Advisors, Inc., the privately held predecessor to BioMed Realty. Before that, he served as president and as a director of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. BioMed Realty is currently active in all of the leading U.S. life science markets.

"Alan's perspective on the growth and continuing development of the biotech industry is a valuable addition to the board," says Heather Erickson, President and CEO of the Life Sciences Foundation.

Alan Gold remarked, "I am honored to join the board of advisors for the Life Sciences Foundation with its mission to educate and inspire future innovators and increase the general understanding of life sciences and technology. We at BioMed Realty share the vision of the life science industry as an endless frontier of opportunities and possibilities, and I look forward to further contributing to their efforts of telling the story of biotechnology."

The Life Sciences Foundation educates and inspires curious minds with the history and continuing significance of biotechnology. The Foundation is collecting, preserving and sharing firsthand information about the people, organizations and discoveries that define biotechnology and continue to shape the world in which we live.

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