Georgia Bio Blog

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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Dirty Laundry: How to negotiate a “clean” uniform contract

October 21, 2019

By: Peter Frey, National Director, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) Don Henley released his song “Dirty Laundry” in 1982, which was a huge success after the 1980 break-up of the Eagles. A verse from the song goes:  You don’t really need to find out what’s going on You don’t really want to know just how far it’s…

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Innovation Summit Faculty Update: The latest on industry leaders sharing their insights at our flagship event October 8th

September 17, 2019

From physician innovators to tech transfer directors, from aspiring young students and recovering patients to the industry’s executive leadership and beyond, the 2019 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit will provide a comprehensive view of the life sciences in Georgia in one value-packed day. Did you know, according to AdvaMed, Fortune 500 companies with more than three…

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Georgia Bio Summer Interns look back on experience gained

September 16, 2019

This summer, Georgia Bio welcomed three ambitious and enthusiastic interns: Isabel Veith, Rob Warren, and Maanav Karamchandani. Our interns took some time to reflect on their internships and told us about their diverse career interests—education, politics, nonprofits—and how their internships influenced their career aspirations. Isabel Veith, Senior Biology Major at Georgia Tech Isabel was excited…

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The First Person Voice of the Pediatric Patient at the 2019 Georgia Bio Innovation Summit

September 13, 2019

“Patient centricity” lands way at the top of the healthcare buzzword bingo scoring chart. How exactly do patients fit in the middle of an equation that includes 20 percent of the U.S. economy, shareholder demands, venture capital ROI, physician and hospital shortages and perhaps the most confusing insurance system on Earth? We don’t have all…

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40 Under Forty 2019 nomination for Georgia Bio’s Maria Thacker-Goethe

September 13, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Maria Thacker-Goethe, President & CEO of Georgia Bio and Executive Director of Georgia Global Health Alliance, has been selected by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as a 40 Under Forty 2019 honoree. More than 400 nominations were submitted this year and her professional and personal accomplishments secured her place alongside…

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Challenges and Opportunities in Biotech PR: Actionable Advice from Industry Leaders

September 6, 2019

Business Wire has published a white paper that shares the expertise from veteran biotech communicators as they discuss best practices and challenges of this highly regulated and technical industry. Here are the highlights: Compliance doesn’t cancel creativity – Look for opportunities to incorporate multimedia to generate more interest around your content. A simpler story sells – Conveying…

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Thank you, Senator Isakson for Supporting Innovation

September 3, 2019

Biotech will lose a champion in Washington. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who received BIO’s Innovator in Biotech Award in April (pictured), and is a 2018 recipient of Georgia Bio’s Legislator of the Year award last week announced he will retire at the end of the year due to health issues. We wish him all the best and…

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Georgia Bio Members Take Advantage of the Abundant Networking and Partnering Opportunities at BIO 2019

July 8, 2019

Georgia Bio and some of its members had the opportunity to continue their mission of advancing the growth of Georgia’s life science industry.

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Innovation in Drug Development – Member meeting June 20th, 2019

June 20, 2019

Great turnout today for three presentations and Q&A on the state of innovation in drug development! Moderated by Jim Braun, VP Innovation, Georgia-Pacific Point A Center for Supply Innovation the panel covered a range of subjects in just 30 minutes. Dr. Dennis Liotta, Executive Director, The Emory Institute for Drug Development presented on FRESH, a…

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