Georgia Bio Blog

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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GeorgiaBio to Deliver Life Science Teacher Training Program to Rural Georgia

June 18, 2019

ATLANTA — Included in Georgia’s 2020 budget signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp on May 10 are funds to support life sciences education in rural school systems through the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Youth Science & Technology Centers. “The life sciences industry is a leading driver of employment nationally, but leaders…

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GA Bio Strategy Day 2019

June 12, 2019

A large group of GA Bio members spent an afternoon ideating GA Bio’s strategy for the next 10 years.

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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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