Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
The biotechnology & pharmaceutical industries in Athens are comprised of companies that have strong support from local resources, many from the University of Georgia, a top-ranked research institution. The University of Georgia and Athens Technical College provide many opportunities for collaboration, startup assistance and talent development for companies involved in research, commercialization, production & distribution of biopharmaceuticals, therapeutics, biofuels, medical devices and medical instruments.
Some of the local successes of the past 2-3 decades include innovations in the areas of exosomes, stem cell therapies, protein purification and glycoscience.
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Occupation Snapshot – Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals – Clarke County, GA – 2021 Q1
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Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that biotechnology company RWDC Industries will invest $260 million in expanding its operations into Athens-Clarke County. This innovative development will create 200 jobs.
As ArunA Biomedical CEO Mark Sirgo tells it, his colleague Steve Stice, Ph.D., had been “throwing away the best part for years.” He’s referring to exosomes, a cellular component long thought of as the cell’s garbage removal system.
Boehringer Ingelheim To Create 225 Jobs, Invest Over $120 Million in Georgia
Thursday, February 7, 2019 (Atlanta, GA) – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc., a leading animal health company, will create 225 jobs and invest more than $120 million in Gwinnett, Clarke, and Hall counties. The company has located its North American headquarters in Duluth, creating 75 new jobs; is adding more than 100 new jobs at its manufacturing and R&D facility in Athens; and more than 50 jobs at the company’s Gainesville manufacturing facility. “We’re excited to welcome Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. to the Peach State,” said Governor Kemp. “As a...
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