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Linde helps fund STEM education in Massachusetts

MURRAY HILL and NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Linde North America, Inc. is a corporate sponsor for MassBio's 20th Annual Golf Classic, a major fundraiser that benefits its sister organization, the MassBioEd Foundation. The event will be held on September 5 at the prestigious Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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The MassBioEd Foundation supports science and biotechnology education in Massachusetts through educational programs, workforce development, and lifelong learning. MassBioEd Foundation's signature BioTeach program provides biotech curriculum, lab equipment and supplies, teacher professional development and mentoring, and student career exploration experiences to 201 schools across the Commonwealth.

"We are extremely grateful for Linde's continued support of the MassBio Golf Classic," said Lance Hartford, Executive Director of the MassBioEd Foundation. "Through industry support and funds raised through the Golf Classic, along with government and nonprofit partnerships, we have created a statewide, systemic, STEM education program. Working together, we can and will continue to inspire and develop the scientific innovators of the future."

"Linde values its long-term relationship with MassBio and understands the importance of the effort MassBioEd provides in its support of science and biotechnology education in Massachusetts," said John MacRitchie, head of markets - East and Midwest for Linde North America, Inc. "We view our support of MassBioEd as an investment in the future for our customers and their employees by helping to insure they have the skill and talent necessary to optimize their performance within the industry." 

For more information on Linde's Corporate Social Responsibility program, visit http://www.the-linde-group.com/en/corporate_responsibility/index.html

MassBio, founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit organization that represents and provides services and support for the Massachusetts biotechnology industry. MassBio is committed to advancing the development of critical new science, technology and medicines that benefit people worldwide. Linde is a member of the MassBio Purchasing Consortium and provides MassBio members with savings on bulk gas products (oxygen, nitrogen, argon, and carbon dioxide), liquid helium and Cryoservices™, specially designed to service all the needs of organizations that need to cryogenically store irreplaceable specimens, such as cord blood, bone marrow, cell lines, blood and organs for transfusion and transplantation.

Linde North America is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company. In the 2013 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of $23.1 billion (EUR 16.655 bn), making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 63,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com.

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