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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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Data as of 2021Q1 unless noted otherwise

  1. Data based on a four-quarter moving average unless noted otherwise.
  2. Wage data are as of 2020 and represent the average for all Covered Employment
  3. Data represent found online ads active within the last thirty days in the selected region; data represents a sampling rather than the complete universe of postings. Ads lacking zip code information but designating a place (city, town, etc.) may be assigned to the zip code with greatest employment in that place for queries.

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Athens Research and Technology, Inc. recognized as Exporter of the Year

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.

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Biotech Company Dalan Animal Health Relocates to Athens, Georgia

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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