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Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives™

September 17, 2020

Biogen invests $250 million in a 20-year initiative to accelerate action on the greatest challenges of our time: climate, health and equity. Fossil fuel-related air pollution not only contributes to the climate crisis, it claims 9 million lives annually, making it one the world’s top killers1. Evidence shows that fossil fuel emissions play a direct role…

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Two leading Georgia scientists say: Get your flu vaccine

September 17, 2020

In this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, the best way to avoid a double whammy this fall is to get a flu shot. Two of Georgia’s leading vaccine scientists were guest speakers at Thursday’s quarterly meeting of the Georgia Research Alliance, the influential public-private entity charged with forming ties between the state, business and academia.…

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Moderna and Pfizer Reveal Secret Blueprints for Coronavirus Vaccine Trials

September 17, 2020

The companies hope to earn the trust of the public and of scientists who have clamored for details of the studies. Two drug companies that are leading the race to develop coronavirus vaccines bowed to public pressure on Thursday, abandoning their traditional secrecy and releasing comprehensive road maps of how they are evaluating their vaccines.…

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ControlRad® Announces FDA Clearance and Closing of Series C Financing

September 15, 2020

ControlRad, Inc., a privately held medical technology company focused on dramatically reducing unnecessary radiation exposure during fluoroscopically guided procedures, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for ControlRad Trace use on OEC 9900 Mobile C-arms.  “This additional FDA clearance allows us to offer the critically-important protection of our radiation…

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STEM Teachers Across Georgia Given Chance to Bring Labs to Life

September 15, 2020

Georgia BioEd Institute Announces Renewed Funding to Support Life Science Education Georgia BioEd Institute announced renewed funding today that supports STEM education in school systems across Georgia that will provide teachers with the training and equipment they need to better prepare students for the Georgia workforce. For the second year, Georgia BioEd has been given…

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FDA Releases Performance Data for More Than 55 Covid-19 Tests

September 15, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released performance data late Tuesday for a slew of Covid-19 diagnostic tests, in an effort to help doctors, labs and patients evaluate competing products. There are more than 100 tests on the market for Covid-19. Since the early days of the pandemic, when tests were in short supply in…

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