Georgia Bio Blog

Life science and legislative convergence: 4 questions with Arbor Pharmaceutical CEO Ed Schutter

April 1, 2019

With the 2019 Georgia legislative session in full swing and potentially game changing recent comments from U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Paul Snyder, VP of Healthcare for Georgia Bio partner Write2Market spoke with Arbor Pharmaceutical CEO Ed Schutter about what the life sciences industry needs from state policy makers in 2019. Paul:…

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Top issues from 2019 AdvaMed Washington Fly In and what they mean to Georgia’s life science community

March 15, 2019

Two weeks ago, Georgia Bio VP of Business Development and External Affairs Joseph Santoro participated in a Washington fly in to discuss, educate and learn from Congressional legislators, lobbyists and other industry colleagues about the medtech policy climate in the nation’s capital. He shares with us the following top takeaways as formally shared by AdvaMed…

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Quick Clip Interview: Two minutes with Dr. Jay Yadav

March 13, 2019

With the development, commercialization and eventual $450 million sale of CardioMEMS, Dr. Jay Yadav demonstrated the magnitude of what is possible in Georgia’s medtech and life sciences ecosystem. Fast forward more than five years and we find him at the helm of MiRus, LLC. MiRus “is focused on the design of innovative solutions for treatment…

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Video Interview: GRA President Russell Allen on the state and needs of Georgia’s life science community – Part 2 of 2

March 6, 2019

By funding research, recruiting scholars, translational and commercialization efforts, GRA plays an integral role in the state’s life science innovation capabilities and industry growth. 2019 will mark the 10th anniversary of the GRA Venture Fund, a public – private venture capital fund that invests in research driven, Georgia-based companies. “We need to introduce [new legislators]…

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Video Interview: Russell Allen on GRA’s life science innovation and research funding activities – Part 1 of 2

March 6, 2019

Russell Allen recently transitioned from leading Georgia Bio to leading the Georgia Research Alliance. He also received one of two Georgia Bio 2019 Industry Growth Awards, the highest honor the organization bestows upon industry leaders. “We will be asking the state for additional support to help further grow innovation and home grown economic development in…

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Video Interview: “We are ultimately supporting our economy and our students in identifying high paying jobs in the life sciences sector.”

March 1, 2019

A state’s life science industry is only as robust as its available workforce. During the 2019 Georgia Bio Golden Helix Awards Gala, Chuck Fogelgren shared his thoughts on STEM education, public – private partnerships, precision medicine, data and the Georgia ecosystem. “[Our teacher training program] is specifically designed to help prepare these students to enter…

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Six issues in life science policy for the 2019 Georgia legislative session

February 22, 2019

As Georgia welcomes its new Governor and a wave of newly elected legislators, we asked Kallarin Mackey, Emory University Director of State Affairs, Government and Community Affairs and Joseph (Joe) Zorzoli, Head of U.S. Government Relations for UCB to weigh in on the state of play in life sciences policy in Georgia. How does Georgia…

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