Georgia Bio Blog

Georgia Bio’s 2020 Legislative Agenda and What to Watch

January 14, 2020

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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Teacher training in life sciences coming to Griffin

January 9, 2020

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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Careers in Life Sciences Video Interview: Meet Mikele Glaspie, Manufacturing Supervisor at Dendreon

January 6, 2020

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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Careers in Life Sciences Video Interview: Meet Caroline Jackson, Research Associate at ArunA Bio

January 6, 2020

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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Careers in Life Sciences Video Interview: Meet Emily Baker, Research Scientist at ArunA Bio

January 6, 2020

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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Video interview: Meet Shakena Day, Senior Quality Associate at Dendreon

December 27, 2019

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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Careers in life sciences video interview: Meet Chris Sweat, Quality Control Supervisor at Dendreon

December 16, 2019

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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Managing risk and minimizing the complexity of your global single-use supply chain

December 12, 2019

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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Looking back on a year of growth and ahead to a year of opportunity: our Q&A with Georgia Bio Chair Patty Fritz

December 11, 2019

Patty Fritz, UCB Vice President, U.S. Corporate Affairs, presided as chair of Georgia Bio during its 30th anniversary year. Looking back on advancements in Georgia’s life sciences industry in 2019 and ahead to what 2020 may hold, she recently shared her thoughts with us. We are pleased to share them with you in the following…

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The Art and Science of PR in the Digital Age

October 23, 2019

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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