In This Issue
- Don’t Miss the Excitement of the 2012 Life Sciences Summit
- Georgia Bio Joins AdvaMed’s SMTA to Better Serve Med Device Companies
- Schools Need Industry Collaborations to Support Biotech Education
- Industry – University Partnerships Help Spur Economic Development
- Washington Update – August 2012
Welcome to the Life Sciences Voice
The new Georgia Bio Newsletter
Welcome to our new electronic newsletter, The Life Sciences Voice! We are very excited to bring you a more user friendly format designed to help inform our members about what is happening in Georgia’s Life Science community, as well as what Georgia Bio is doing to add value to each and every member.
Georgia Education Survey
Submit Your Feedback by Aug. 24
The Georgia Department of Education wants industry input on new curricula being designed around 17 separate "career clusters”. Here is a link to a short survey: https://www.survey.uga.edu/ctae/.
Services to help you grow. Resources to help you thrive.
Your job is to manage your company’s resources wisely, and our job is to help your organization save money. Georgia Bio has partnered with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the international association for the biotech industry, to offer GaBio members discounts and other benefits on products and services from industry-leading suppliers through BIO’s cost-savings program, BIO Business Solutions. This partnership provides GaBio members excellent discounts and special benefits on such products and services as laboratory products and equipment, clinical trials liability and other lines of commercial insurance policies, news distribution services, office supplies, computer and technology products and more.
GaBio's Purchasing Program will save your organization time and money
Many members have saved over the years, here are just some who take advantage and save! Learn more at www3.bio.org/bbs/georgia/.
- Abeome Corporation
- Aderans Research
- Alimera Sciences, Inc.
- C.R. Bard
- Geovax Labs, Inc.
- SJ Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Early Registration & Abstract Deadline
Policy. Partnership. Action.
Georgia Bio is the state’s leading advocate for advancing the life sciences. Through advocacy work in Georgia and Washington D.C., Georgia Bio conducts programs, provides leadership and advocates for life science companies and university research essential to improving the health and economy of Georgia.
Sustaining the lobbying efforts of Georgia Bio requirse additional resources. Make a donation to help us educate our elected officials about the significance of the life sciences industry. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Don’t Miss the Excitement of the 2012 Life Sciences Summit
Early Registration Discounts End Aug. 31 – Register Now
Georgia Bio members who register for the 2012 Georgia Life Sciences Summit before August 31 receive a $100 discount. You won’t want to miss this year’s Summit, the Southeast’s premier business and networking event for the life sciences industry.
The 11th annual Summit, Oct. 3, 2012, in Atlanta, will feature two global industry leaders as keynote speakers. Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky will deliver the luncheon keynote and Baxter International’s Julie Kim, Global Franchise Head of Biotherapeutics, will speak in the morning session.
The Summit, held at the Georgia International Convention Center, also will include 12-panel sessions in which 50 expert speakers from industry, academia and government will share their insights on major trends and issues related to scientific research, product development, financing, business development and public policy.
The Summit theme is Innovation for Global Health. The conference is the one time each year Georgia’s companies and universities have the opportunity to showcase the enormous scope of their global leadership in bioscience innovation. About 1,000 professionals from across Georgia, the Southeast and the nation are expected to participate in this year’s event, which also serves as the only life sciences exposition in Georgia with an exhibit hall featuring the latest research, technology, products and services.
Don’t miss this exciting program. Please plan to join us on October 3, 2012, and participate in what has become the pre-eminent networking and business event for the Southeast’s fast-growing, life sciences community. Biographies for Mr. Gorsky and Ms. Kim, and the full line-up of Summit speakers, are available in the Program section of the Summit website, where you also can find complete information on registration, sponsorship and exhibiting.
Among the many reasons you should not miss the keynotes by Mr. Gorsky and Ms. Kim is that both companies have a major presence in Georgia with a significant economic impact on the state. Johnson & Johnson has two major subsidiaries, Noramco and Ethicon, with a combined 800 employees. Baxter International is building a $1 billion bio-manufacturing plant in Georgia near Covington that will employ 1,500 professionals.
In addition, the Summit will feature a BioCareer Resource Center with a panel of speakers representing established and emerging companies discussing skills employers look for in successful job candidates. Also, the winners of the Anthony Shuker Scientific Poster Contest will be announced during the lunch and the posters of all the contestants will be available for viewing throughout the day.
Contact Maria Thacker (email@example.com) of Charles Craig (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about registration, sponsorship or exhibiting.