Atlanta, GA (September 16, 2013) – Georgia Bio today
announced the launch of the Georgia BioEd Institute. Georgia Bio will
continue to focus on the improvement of business conditions in the
industry and advocacy as a trade association, and the Georgia BioEd
Institute will focus on life science education and workforce development
efforts in Georgia. The Georgia BioEd Institute will be a division of
Georgia Bio and be overseen by a Board of Advisors, which will report to
the larger Georgia Bio Board of Directors.
Georgia Bio and the Georgia BioEd Institute will collaborate on
activities that support the life sciences in the state. "This is a major
step for more than just the organization," said Russell Allen,
President & CEO of Georgia Bio. "This represents the maturation of
the Georgia life science community as we meet increasing demands from
our growing companies."
The Georgia BioEd Institute programs will be managed by Melissa Nikolic,
Director of Education and Workforce Development. Georgia Bio has a long
history of service and collaboration with educators and industry in the
region. This formalization of the Georgia BioEd Institute allows
Georgia Bio to focus on expanding these initiatives for the Georgia
bioscience and medtech industries, and to bring new energy and resources
to bear on educational challenges.
Additional activities, an enhanced website and marketing materials for
the Georgia BioEd Institute will be rolled out in the months ahead.
About the GeorgiaBioEd Institute
The Georgia BioEd Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable
organization serving educational purposes in support of Georgia’s life
science community. The Georgia BioEd Institute serves the life science
community in through best practice dissemination, entrepreneurial
support, workforce development, and bioscience education initiatives.
The Georgia BioEd Institute is a division of Georgia Bio. Learn more at
About Georgia Bio
Georgia Bio is the private, non-profit association that promotes the
life sciences industry and university research in Georgia. Members
include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies,
research universities and institute, medical centers, government groups
and other business organizations working to improve the health and
well-being of people, animals and the environment. Learn more at www.gabio.org.