YORK, Pa., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Unilife
Corporation (“Unilife” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:
UNIS; ASX: UNS) today hosted Kathleen Merrigan, the Deputy
Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for a White House
Business Council roundtable discussion with local business leaders
at its facility in York, Pennsylvania.
The White House established the White House Business Council
(WHBC) under the direction of President Obama. The Winning the
Future Roundtables with American Business tour now being
conducted by the WHBC is enabling the Obama Administration (the
“Administration”) to hear directly from U.S. business leaders about
their ideas for how to continue to grow the economy, put Americans
back to work, and win the future.
The WHBC meeting hosted by Unilife with local business leaders
in York was amongst the first of more than 100 Council roundtables
that will be held by the Administration across all 50 U.S. states
by the end of the year.
Unilife’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Alan Shortall welcomed the
Agriculture Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania State Director of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture Tom Williams, other members of the
White House Business Council and members of the York business
community to the WHBC Roundtable Discussion.
“As an emerging leader for advanced drug delivery systems with a
new and fast-growing presence in Pennsylvania, Unilife is committed
to supporting U.S. programs that can accelerate opportunities for
home-grown innovation, attract international investment and create
jobs in the industries of tomorrow,” Mr. Shortall said.
“Unilife was honored to be invited to host the Agriculture
Deputy Secretary and the White House Business Council to discuss
these key important matters with members of the York business
In October last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)