Georgia Bio Blog

Meeting the workforce needs of the Georgia life science ecosystem: 3 minutes with Georgia BioEd Board Chair Philip Gibson

June 5, 2019

The future of a state’s life science industry is only as bright as its workforce pipeline. Careers in the life sciences are often born from simple demonstrations of how things like the heart work (a tennis ball and a bit of latex will do) and parent education on what the life science industry can offer…

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Georgia Bio 2019 Legislative Session Recap

June 4, 2019

The 2019 Georgia 40-day legislative session concluded with Sine Die on Tuesday, April 2nd. This legislative session was characterized by new leadership in the Governor and Lt. Governor’s office, as well as 40 freshman legislators. Of the eight measures detailed below, there were two for which Georgia Bio actively advocated on behalf of our members…

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Innovation in Drug Development – An in-person chat with three industry leaders June 20 in Atlanta

May 29, 2019

Fueled by the ecosystem’s rich academic, research, industry, state and health system resources, biopharmaceutical developers and innovators support thousands of Georgia jobs and improve the lives of countless patients worldwide. On June 20, we will explore the latest in biopharmaceutical innovation and strategic considerations that impact drug development. Leading the conversation during this upcoming quarterly…

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Video interview: Georgia’s Innovation Crescent fosters collaboration for a strong Life Sciences Ecosystem

May 8, 2019

Georgia’s Innovation Crescent is both a geographic region and an economic development partnership of more than 15 counties and economic development entities all dedicated to supporting Georgia’s life science and technology growth.  We asked Kristin Boscan, Executive Director, Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership her take on the state of life sciences industry in Georgia and how…

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Video interview: 3 minutes on Georgia’s life science ecosystem with Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan

May 6, 2019

On April 17, Georgia Bio released initial findings from our 2019 State of the Life Sciences Industry Report. The top finding: the industry demonstrated a 14.9 percent growth in the past decade. That rate is nearly double the national average. Following a presentation by Georgia Bio President & CEO Maria Thacker-Goethe, ATDC’s John Olsen moderated…

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Georgia’s life science industry shows 14.9% employment growth over past decade

April 22, 2019

PRESS RELEASE – April 17, 2019 (Atlanta) – “The life sciences sector in Georgia is resilient and growing.” This according to a report released today by RTI International (RTI) for Georgia Bio. “ From 2007 to 2017, employment in life sciences grew by 14.9%, compared to 7.7% nationally, and 8.7% growth in private employment across…

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Our Top Three Requests of Georgia’s U.S. Congressional Leadership

April 19, 2019

At the 2019 Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) DC Fly-In more than 200 biotechnology and life science industry leaders from across the U.S. convened in the District of Columbia to meet with members of Congress and staff to discuss key legislative priorities important to our industry. Georgia Bio had the pleasure of meeting with our senators…

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Georgia Bio Quarterly Meeting: State of the Industry Report

April 11, 2019

April 17, 2019 | 7:30 – 9:00AM Upstairs Atlanta, 525 Bishop St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 Join Georgia Bio for a preview of the 2019 Georgia Life Sciences Industry Analysis. This breakfast meeting will provide members, non-members and Georgia community leaders with valuable industry information. The state of the industry report, supported by funding from…

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What are the most exciting opportunities in cardiovascular innovation? Part 2 of our interview with Dr. Richard Hillstead

April 8, 2019

Strokes and cardiovascular disease are taking far too many lives says Dr. Richard Hillstead. These medical issues are ripe for innovation, particularly in minimally invasive opportunities that shorten or eliminate hospital stays while improving patient outcomes. And what about genomics? “I question whether we are as morally and ethically advanced as we are scientifically and…

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What are the top things new life science innovators need to know? Decorated cardiology researcher and innovator Dr. Richard Hillstead tells us.

April 8, 2019

Dr. Richard Hillstead is both a medtech innovator and a fellow in the American Heart Association on the Council of Clinical Cardiology. He has practiced on the front lines of patient care and life science innovation for decades. Dr. Hillstead, a recipient of a 2019 Industry Growth Award, Georgia Bio’s highest honor, spoke with Write2Market…

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