Clay welcomes biosciences company

CELINA – Cumberland Biosciences today announced a partnership with Berg, a pharmaceutical firm based in Boston, that’s expected to bring jobs and economic growth to the Clay County region.

According to county Mayor Dale Reagan, who supported the deal, the seven-year agreement will mean an average of $3 million for the region each year and 20-25 high quality jobs for the area. Berg, in partnership with Cumberland Biosciences, will look to identify biomarkers for critical diseases such as cancer, diabetes and Parkinson’s.

Reagan says the news will have a positive regional impact, extending to greater regional publicity, an increase in bioscience activity, jobs for young graduates in the local area and increased tourism.

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Liz Engel is the editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. She can be reached at

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