Navigation Links
MAC Members Grow Atlanta's Bioscience Reputation
Date:6/27/2011

ATLANTA, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Atlanta is building its reputation as a bioscience center with the recent partnership announcement of Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, two Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) board members, opening a $90 million pediatric research facility.

"Atlanta has a thriving bioscience community, and this pediatric research facility will lead to continued medical advances that will benefit patients not just in Georgia, but throughout the world," said Sam A. Williams, president of MAC. "Metro Atlanta's strength in bioscience comes from a strong pool of talent to universities and clinical research to entrepreneurship, which forms an ideal environment for the growth of the bioscience industry."

In addition to a number of pediatric focus areas, the new 200,000-square-foot building on the Emory campus will include research in adult cancer, immunology and drug discovery.

Being centrally located in the heart of Georgia's Innovation Crescent will be a huge asset to the many companies who are working in this field of research.

The Innovation Crescent is both a geographic area and a coalition of more than a dozen counties and entities focused on life sciences and economic development in the state of Georgia.

"The longstanding partnership between Emory University and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta combines the considerable strengths of two top-tier Georgia institutions," says James Wagner, President of Emory University. "We expect our new Health Sciences Research Building, with its focus on pediatrics, will help boost Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta into the leading ranks of pediatric research programs, all for the benefit of children's health in Georgia and throughout the world."

"We are excited for the chance to further develop a robust pediatric research program," said Donna Hyland, President and CEO, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.  "Atlanta is blessed with many fine institutions – like Emory – who believe in collaboration—and we will continue to grow because it's the collaboration among our clinical and academic professionals that will determine how much we are able to provide for Georgia's children now and in the future."

Atlanta is known for its universities and talent pool. Leading pediatric clinicians and researchers from across the country will be drawn to Atlanta by the strength of this collaborative pediatric research center, making the facility the destination of choice for cutting-edge and compassionate pediatric care.

"As development of the Emory-Children's Pediatric Research Center accelerates, we continue to recruit eminent new faculty and their research teams for 14 focus areas," said S. Wright Caughman, MD, Emory Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center. "I am confident that our partnership will result in increased funding for pediatric research in Georgia and significant advances both near-term and far into the future."

MAC is focused on continuing to grow metro Atlanta's bioscience industry, particularly in the areas of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, vaccine development, animal/plant biotech and health IT. In fact, Atlanta is often referred to as the nation's health IT capital, and is at the forefront of consumer digital health. There are currently more than 195 healthcare IT companies in metro Atlanta and that number continues to rapidly rise.

If your company is interested in locating or expanding operations of facilities in the metro Atlanta region, please contact David Hartnett at 404.586.8443 for assistance or contact MAC at booth #3125 during BIO 2011.  

Metro Atlanta Chamber--Everything we do at the Metro Atlanta Chamber - from recruiting businesses to Atlanta from all over the world, to tackling policy issues - is about creating jobs and prosperity to help Atlanta thrive. Our board is made up of Atlanta's top business leaders. Our professional staff serves 4,000 member companies that employ nearly 1 million workers. We focus on recruiting headquarters and global business -- and companies in the supply chain and advanced manufacturing, bioscience, technology and business services sectors. In public policy, we tackle critical issues such as transportation, water and education. For members, we offer 150+ events and activities each year. In sports, MAC's Atlanta Sports Council has helped drive almost $2 billion in economic impact through sporting events over the last 10 years.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Metro Atlanta Chamber
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) Welcomes Clinilabs and RPS as New Members
2. Landauer, Inc. Appoints Two New Members to Board of Directors
3. Commonwealth Care Alliance Selects Casenet To Unify Patient Information and Improve Care for Massachusetts Members
4. Robbins & Myers, Inc. Elects New Board Members
5. Waters New ACQUITY UPLC Online Community Attracts More Than 1,200 Members in First Month
6. MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals Hires Key Commercial Team Members
7. Monsanto Shareowners Reelect Board Members at Companys Annual Meeting
8. Former SADMERC Medical Directors Join OrthoCare Innovations as Medical and Scientific Advisory Board Members and Strategic Advisors
9. Savara Expands Board of Directors, Appoints Three New Members
10. Localization and Translation Leader CSOFT International Ltd. Recognizes Efforts of Two Key Members of its Business Development Team
11. Xmark Requests That Icagen Oust Its CEO and Pursue Strategic Alternatives, and Calls on Board Members to Resign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2017)... Jan. 20, 2017 Ginkgo Bioworks, the ... a pioneer in the synthesis and assembly of ... in assembling pathway-length synthetic DNA into Ginkgo,s automated ... in the construction of new organism designs for ... "Gen9 was founded to significantly increase the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... and HOUSTON , Jan. ... Prenatal") today announced the formation of its Medical/Clinical ... clinicians and industry veterans who enhance the range ... it accelerates development of its novel prenatal diagnostic ... medical, clinical and strategic guidance for the company,s ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... GAITHERSBURG, Md. , Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... a privately-held immunotherapeutics company targeting infectious diseases, announced ... the merger of PharmAthene and Altimmune in an ... Fund, HealthCap, Truffle Capital and Redmont Capital. The ... immunotherapeutics company with four clinical stage and one ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... FireflySci Inc. is a go-getter ... The tremendous growth is accounted to two main factors. The first is the ... network of vendors supplying FireflySci products all around the world. , 2016 was a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:12/22/2016)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Dec. 20, 2016  As ... all levels, 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, recently released ... Only Me . The book focuses on the topics ... the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) taught in elementary school ... the second in a series by illustrator Ariana Killoran ...
(Date:12/20/2016)... and GENEVA, Dec, 20, 2016   Valencell , ... technology, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global ... electronics applications, announced today the launch of a ... biometric wearables that includes ST,s compact SensorTile ... Benchmark™ biometric sensor system. Together, SensorTile and ...
(Date:12/16/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... to 2021" report to their offering. ... The biometric vehicle access system market, ... of 14.06% from 2016 to 2021. The market is estimated to ... 854.8 Million by 2021. The growth of the biometric vehicle access ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):