Scripps doubles down on venture capital with new board members

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The Scripps Research Institute this week appointed new members to its board of directors, including a number of venture capital veterans, as the La Jolla, California- and Jupiter-based biotechnology nonprofit works to expand its influence on both coasts.

Responsible for some of the region’s biggest biomedical tech initiatives since its inception, Scripps in South Florida anchors a burgeoning biotech community. Its development promises to enhance the trajectory of the startups that surround it — and the tri-region community overall, said Kelly Smallridge, president of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board.