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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Meissner Corporation, an industry leader in advanced microfiltration and therapeutic manufacturing systems, will invest nearly $250 million in a new facility in Athens-Clarke County. The project will create more than 1,700 jobs over the next eight years.
Athens’ Dalan Animal Health & Dr. Jeff Rapp of Athens Tech Honored as The Center for Global Health Innovation Names 2023 Golden Helix Award Winners
The Global Center for Medical Innovation’s Sherry Farrugia and Athens Technical College’s Jeffrey Rapp, PhD are the recipients of the 2023 Industry Growth Awards for their impact on the life sciences industry in the state. The Industry Growth Awards are the highest honors bestowed each year by CGHI.
Innovation Awards are presented to the department, institution, company or individuals who are forging new ground by thinking outside traditional paradigms to create some unique technology. Dalan Animal Health – Paenibacillus Larvae Bacterin Honeybee Vaccine,
A decades-long partnership between Georgia’s flagship university and a global leader in human and animal health has improved the lives of students, educators, researchers, farmers, livestock, pets and pet owners. And for UGA and Boehringer-Ingelheim, the work has only just begun.
Blue Lake Biotechnology, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing intranasal vaccines using a proprietary parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5)-based vector, announced preliminary interim data today from a phase 1 clinical trial of its BLB201 vaccine for prevention of severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated disease (NCT05281263).
Athens Research and Technology, an established life sciences company near the University of Georgia was recently recognized as one of Georgia’s Exporters of the Year. ART manufacturers bio-medically relevant proteins for use in research and further manufacturing. In spite of supply chain issues and quarantines, ART remained committed to their clients worldwide ensuring that materials vital to research and product development where delivered on time. ART’s purified proteins are often used for antigen testing and in pharmaceutical research.
Dalan Animal Health, Inc., a biotech company focused on insect health, announced today that it will relocate its headquarters to Athens, Georgia. The company is anticipated to create 20 new jobs over the next five years.
The company aims to bring to market the world’s first honeybee vaccine to improve the health and productivity of honeybee colonies.
Gov. Kemp: Boehringer Ingelheim Expands Global Innovation Capabilities, Invests $57 Million in Athens
Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim, a global research-driven pharmaceutical development and manufacturing company based in Germany, will expand its Animal Health Global Innovation center in Athens, Georgia. The $57 million investment will increase laboratory space and bring additional research and development capabilities and activities, including 55 new positions, to the site.
Cove & RWDC Industries in Exclusive Agreement to Support Production of the ‘First’ Biodegradable Water Bottles
Materials innovation company Cove’s partnership with PHA supplier RWDC will supply Cove with PHA for the production of the first water bottles made of biodegradable material. After an extensive, three-year research and development effort, during which Cove worked with a number of PHA producers, the company determined that RWDC has the most advanced technology and is the best-suited partner for aggressive growth.
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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