The Road to BIO: Day 7
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Mississippi /// Texas
I-20 West has become our partner in delivery, so to speak, as we’ve hardly deviated from the highway since we left South Carolina and completed what we estimate to be Phase II of our journey.
Today we continue our trek along I-20 through Mississippi, a state rooted in scientific breakthroughs. Both the world’s first human lung transplant and human heart transplant were conducted by Dr. James D. Harvey at the University of Mississippi in 1963 and 1964, respectively. Today, Ole Miss continues to be a pioneer in scientific innovation as the only site licensed by the DEA to conduct cannabinoid-based molecular research under the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
DISTANCE SCHEDULED THIS MORNING: 208 miles
Destination Texas by Way of Louisiana
In order to deliver the crew to our next sponsor visit on time, we’ll need to hang our hats in Irving, Texas this evening — preferably before sundown, which means we’ll need to cross the Louisiana state line by midday.
Join the Road to BIO through Charleston, South Carolina, a city that lives up to its reputation as one of America’s most hospitable, and one we discovered is steeped in more than just southern charm.
That’s Nice Director of Digital Capture, Brian Pierce, has some fun with the drone, taking aerial shots of some of our Road to BIO sponsor visits.
UPM Pharmaceuticals, Bristol, TN
Alcami Charleston, Charleston, SC
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