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Healthcare (CTE Cluster) in Clarke County, Georgia, 2021Q1¹
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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.
Twenty-Five Georgia Companies Recognized for Expanding into 70 International Markets in 2021
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced the recipients of the 2022 GLOBE Award. Managed by the Department’s International Trade team, this state-led awards program highlights Georgia companies that expanded sales to new international markets in the previous year. During calendar year 2021, the 25 GLOBE winners collectively exported to 70 countries.
The 2022 Exporters of the Year are:
Small company (1-20 employees): Athens Research & Technology, Athens, Clarke County
Mid-size company (21-100 employees): PureAir Filtration, Peachtree Corners, Gwinnett County
Large company (101+ employees): Interra International, Atlanta, Cobb County
New Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital Tower Completed
After nearly four years of construction, the new tower at Piedmont Athens Regional opened last week, with a ribbon-cutting Apr. 21. The 229,000 square-foot tower—built on the site of a former structure dating back to 1919—includes 128 modernized inpatient rooms, a cafe, gift shop, pharmacy, clinical program support areas, outdoor courtyards and a patient and family resource center.
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.
Licensing agreement speeds access to UGA research tools, benefits life science research
In the course of their research, investigators at the University of Georgia frequently develop rare and unique materials, reagents, and tools for very specific purposes related to their own research. Now, through a new master licensing agreement between the University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. and KeraFAST, investigators at universities, other nonprofit life science research institutions, and for-profit organizations around the globe will have speedy access to these one-of-a-kind materials.
AU/UGA Medical Partnership Provides More Than $132,000 in Free Healthcare to Athens Community
Powered by the faculty and staff of the AU/UGA Medical Partnership, the Athens Free Mobile Clinic has provided more than $132,000 in free primary medical care to more than 600 underserved members of the Athens community since the clinic’s inception in 2018.
Piedmont Athens is ‘Building for the Future’ with New Patient Tower
Earlier this year, Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center celebrated the groundbreaking of the final phase of its $171 million expansion and renovation project. Hundreds of community supporters and hospital staff gathered on the front lawn of the hospital, standing where a new, seven-story patient tower would soon be built.
AU/UGA Medical Partnership welcomes largest class
The 60 new first-year medical students key to combating physician shortage. This year’s class is the largest in the partnership’s history, part of a statewide effort to combat the nation’s physician shortage.
Piedmont Athens Breaks Ground on New Patient Tower
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center broke ground today on the final phase of its $171 million expansion and renovation project, which includes replacing the oldest section of the hospital – built 100 years ago – with a new, seven-story patient tower.
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