Each year Georgia Bio recognizes achievement and honors excellence in the life sciences industry in Georgia, as it brings together nearly 300 of the state's life sciences industry leaders. The Awards Ceremony is a celebration of the contribution and achievements of Georgia, a moment to pause a reflect on the industry's legacy.
The 2017 Georgia Bio Awards Dinner will take place Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:00pm at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.
2017 Awards nominations
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Bob McNally, GeoVax (Chair)
Heather Creran, MicroBplex
David Harnett, Metro Atlanta Chamber
Lee Herron, GRA
Russ Medford, SalutraMed Group
Chris McKinney, GRU
Stefan Schulze. UGA
Richard Otto, Impact Cryotherapy
Award Categories & 2017 Winners
Deals of the Year
The Deal of the Year awards recognize transactions by life sciences companies such as financings, partnering agreements and government grants that are significant to the development of Georgia’s life sciences industry.
Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Axion BioSystems, Inc.
Clearside Biomedical, Inc.
Georgia Bio Industry Growth Award
The Georgia Bio Industry Growth Award, honors people in the public and private sectors who make extraordinary contributions to the life sciences industry.
Global Center for Medical Innovation
Steven L. Stice, Ph.D.
University of Georgia
The Phoenix award represents the iconic "rising from the ashes" of the Phoenix, a symbol of strength, tenacity and leadership and is presented to celebrate the best Industry and Academics collaboration. The two Georgia honorees will have forged academic and industry relationships that will drive translation and lead to new treatments and cures.
National Cell Manufacturing Consortium
Georgia Innovation Award honors the department, institution, company or individuals who are forging new ground by thinking outside traditional paradigms to create some unique technology.
CEO and Founder, Zywie
Robert Ivarie Ph.D., B.S.
University of Georgia/Synageva
David Munn, M.D.
Georgia Bio Community Award
The Georgia Bio Community Award recognizes individuals, companies or institutions for significant contributions to Georgia’s life sciences industry with its Georgia Bio Community Awards.
Rafael V. Andino
Derek Eberhart, Ph.D.
University of Georgia
Abel De La Rosa, Ph.D.
Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory & The Emory Institute for Drug Development
UGA Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
Legislator of the Year
The Georgia Bio Legislator of the Year Award recognizes legislators for their support of the life sciences industry in Georgia.
Emerging Leader of the Year
The Emerging Leader of the Year award honors young professionals for outstanding contributions to the success of the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) and the growth of Georgia’s life sciences community.
Flow MedTech, Inc.
JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM
Teacher of the Year
The Teacher of the Year award recognizes excellence in STEM teaching and support for the biotechnology pathway, part of Georgia’s Career Clusters, by a current high school biotechnology teacher.
Marc Pedersen, Ed.S.
Paulding County High School - Dallas, GA