By Joseph Santoro The 2020 Georgia state legislative session officially kicked off yesterday. As usual, the first week will set the course for the session, one which we believe will be compressed compared to 2019 primarily because it’s an election year and members need to get home to be close to their constituents. Our 2020…

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By Jennifer Reynolds, Staff Writer at the Griffin Daily News A two-day teacher training event for rural Georgia high school teachers will be held in Griffin on Jan. 13 and 14 to provide them hands-on training in life sciences. The event is being put on by Georgia Bio, “a non-profit, membership-based organization that promotes the…

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Enjoy this brief interview with Mikele Glaspie, Manufacturing Supervisor at Dendreon. Dendreon is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company and a pioneer in the development of immunotherapy. In her interview, Glaspie discusses the responsibilities of her job and what steered her away from chemical engineering towards biology. “I would tell my younger self to embrace the trial…

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Enjoy this brief interview with ArunA Bio Research Associate Caroline Jackson. Jackson graduated from the University of Georgia with Bachelor’s degrees in Cellular Biology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Based in Jackson’s college town of Athens, Georgia, ArunA Bio manufactured neural stem cells for the world’s leading research organizations for over 12 years. Currently, they…

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Enjoy this brief interview with ArunA Bio Research Scientist Emily Baker. Baker earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her PhD in Neuroscience. Based in Athens, Georgia, ArunA Bio manufactures neural stem cells for the world’s leading research organizations, striving to improve outcomes for neurodegenerative, genetic, and rare diseases. In her interview, Baker discusses…

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Enjoy this brief interview with Dendreon Senior Quality Associate Shakena Day. Dendreon is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company and a pioneer in the development of immunotherapy. In her interview, Day discusses her affinity for time spent in the lab and the science that underlies her work. She also advises students interested in the life sciences to…

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Enjoy this brief interview with Chris Sweat, Quality Control Supervisor at Dendreon. Sweat graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dendreon is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company and a pioneer in the development of immunotherapy. In his interview, Sweat discusses the day-to-day responsibilities of his job (ensures the safety of Dendreon…

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By Timothy Korwan, Director of New Product Development and Commercialization, Avantor With the rapid growth of single-use systems (SUS) for drug production, especially by drug manufacturers with multiple locations across the globe, there are many risks associated with underestimating the regulatory compliance, manufacturing and quality requirements of these systems. For example, using SUS introduces new…

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By Michael Toner, VP Digital Strategy   |  21, October 2019 Public relations isn’t easy. There’s a balance to our craft—a strategic mix of interpersonal grace and tactical excellence mostly foreign to other professions. Persistence, assertion, charm, and humility tie to every relationship and placement we earn. For decades, understanding the audience’s goals and interests drove our successes;…

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