New Report Shows Life Sciences as a Major Economic and Innovation Engine for Georgia

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to a new industry report released by the Center for Global Health Innovation (The Center) and TEConomy Partners, a global leader in research and analysis, Georgia’s life sciences industry has experienced strong and steady employment growth in recent years, outpacing even the rapidly growing national industry in its private sector industrial components and…

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Georgia Tech is expanding Science Square. The first building just sold.

As economic headwinds continue to complicate office deals in Atlanta, the only completed building part of Georgia Tech’s Science Square has traded hands.  Ancora Partners, which is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, paid $85 million to acquire the five-story, 128,000-square-foot building, according to Fulton County property deeds. This value is more than 25% higher than…

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Five life sciences trends to watch for in 2023

Here’s the good news first – when it comes to deal flow and M&A activity, life sciences companies have been on a tear in the past couple of years. Just this year alone, among the largest biotech deals, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) bought Biohaven Pharma for $12 billion, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) bought Turning Point for $4 billion and…

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U.S. biotech is a major economic driver with a broad range, report says

The U.S. biotech sector is a vital economic engine in all 50 states, providing 2.1 million jobs and a $2.9 trillion impact on the economy in 2021, according to a comprehensive report published today. The report, produced by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Council of State Bioscience Associations (CSBA) in partnership with TEConomy, gives extensive data…

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Gov. Kemp Announces Appointments to Rare Disease Advisory Council

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced his appointments to the Georgia Rare Disease Advisory Council, created by House Bill 918. The Council is comprised of 16 qualified professionals, persons living with rare diseases, and caregivers appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House. It will advise the General Assembly and other…

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FACT SHEET: President Biden Takes Action to Lower Health Care and Prescription Drug Costs for Americans

To mark the start of Medicare Open Enrollment season, President Biden will travel to Irvine, California, on October 14th and Portland, Oregon, on October 15th to highlight how seniors can take advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act’s cost-saving provisions as they shop for new health insurance plans. The President will also sign an Executive Order directing the…

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The Center for Global Health Innovation Announces Plenary and Featured Speakers for Annual Bio Innovation Summit

Life Sciences Industry to Welcome Dr. Julie Gerberding, CEO of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health & Dr. Vasant (Vas) Narasimhan, Novartis CEO The Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI/The Center) today announced keynote and featured speakers for its annual Bio Innovation Summit scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Mercedes Benz Stadium.…

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A Patients Perspective of Clinical Trial Benefits

Dorothy Leone-Glasser, RN, HHC, CEO Advocates for Responsible Care, Chair Ga Bio Patient Advocacy Alliance Clinical trials are essential for the development of new treatments for chronic illness patients. Every new medicine and treatment started with volunteers participating in clinical trials. Our current high standards of medical care and newly discovered therapies have improved the…

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The Value of Support Groups

Dorothy Leone-Glasser, RN, HHC, CEO Advocates for Responsible Care, Chair Georgia Bio Patient Advocacy Alliance When I was diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus at 19 years, I discovered a major void in the treatment of chronic illness –support counseling to help patients understand and cope with the challenges of their disease. To bridge this gap…

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