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Biotech company Dendreon extends metro Atlanta lease

December 18, 2019

Dendreon Pharmaceuticals has signed a 10-year lease agreement to maintain its 155,000-square-foot immunotherapy manufacturing facility in Union City, Ga. Dendreon is the maker of Provenge, an immunotherapy treatment for prostate cancer.  “Dendreon has been a proud member of the greater Atlanta community since 2009, and we are thrilled to extend our presence here,” said Christina Yi,…

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Delta lands ‘long-term offtake agreement’ for advanced renewable biofuels

December 17, 2019

Delta is flying its green initiatives to the next level. Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) said Tuesday it agreed to a “long-term offtake agreement” to purchase 10 million gallons annually of advanced renewable biofuels from Gevo Inc. (Nasdaq: GEVO). Delta said sustainable aviation fuels have a carbon footprint that can be up to 75%…

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Biotech Leader Rachel King Explains Why Congress Should Reject H.R. 3 & Support Holistic Approach for Lowering Drug Costs

December 11, 2019

Rachel King, co-founder and CEO of GlycoMimetics, explains in a new video the important work her research team is doing to develop new treatments for patients with various diseases of the blood. Mrs. King explains why the U.S. leads the world in biomedical discovery and why Speaker Pelosi’s drug pricing plan (H.R. 3) would lead to fewer new treatments for patients.…

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Emory launches new innovation space, The Hatchery; names director

December 10, 2019

Emory University has launched The Hatchery, the university’s newest space for student ideation and innovation, drawing on the strengths of Emory’s broad array of academic programs to facilitate meaningful connections at the university and across the innovation landscape in Atlanta and beyond.   Shannon Clute has been named inaugural director of the center, which officially…

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Cliff Michaels Named Director of Technology Transfer

December 9, 2019

Cliff Michaels, former interim director of the Office of Technology Transfer at Emory University, has been named director of Georgia State University’s Office of Technology Licensing & Commercialization, which helps university scientists bring their inventions and discoveries from the lab into the marketplace. Michaels spent 13 years in the Office of Technology Transfer. He holds…

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UPS promotes Marken CEO to lead new Healthcare and Life Sciences unit

December 3, 2019

UPS tapped a leader to oversee the company’s new health-care initiatives. United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) on Tuesday said it promoted Wes Wheeler to president of the company’s Healthcare and Life Sciences unit. The move is effective immediately. The company announced plans in October to align all of its healthcare and life sciences operations…

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