Monday, December 20, 2010

GaBio Members Can Now Receive FedEx Discounts

Georgia Bio is pleased to announce that members of Georgia Bio can now receive significant discounts on FedEx® shipping services as a benefit of GaBio membership. This savings program is the result of the partnership that GaBio has with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the international trade association for the biotechnology industry. BIO negotiated special pricing with FedEx on behalf of members of BIO, GaBio, and other state and regional biotech associations nationwide to offer you special discounts on your shipping.

As a member of GaBio, the program offers your company:
  • Up to 33% off select FedEx Express® U.S shipping
  • Up to 35% off select FedEx Express international shipping
  • Up to 23% off select FedEx Express® Freight shipments of more than 150 pounds
  • Up to 15% off select FedEx Ground® shipping
(The discounts above on FedEx Express and FedEx Express international shipments include an additional 5% discount when you create shipping labels for eligible shipments on or with another approved FedEx® electronic shipping solution.)
As a member of GaBio, your company is eligible to take advantage of this FedEx program with no enrollment fees or shipping quotas, as the program is offered as a benefit of GaBio membership.

For more information or to enroll in the program, go to Information about other cost-savings programs offered by GaBio can be found at

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Awards Dinner Nomination Period Ends Dec. 10

Georgia Bio’s 2011 Awards Dinner will take place Thursday, January 20th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at The Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta.

The Awards Committee is seeking your nominations for the 2011 honorees. Please download the nomination form to submit your selections in the various categories.

Your nominations are an essential part of the decision making process. We also hope you and your colleagues will attend the dinner. Event details will soon be available online at

Please submit your nominations no later than tomorrow, Friday, December 10, via email to:

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Register Onsite to Attend the Life Sciences Summit

Online registration has closed for the 9th Annual Georgia Life Sciences Summit, but attendees can still register onsite at the AmericasMart on October 28. Don’t miss the biggest bioscience event of the year in Georgia and the most efficient opportunity to network with your peers in the industry.

Among the features of the 2010 Summit will be the first-ever BioCareer Resource Center, offering career insights and recruiting resources to Summit attendees to help them with their job searches in this challenging economy. Preceding the official opening of the Summit, a panel of seasoned recruiters and career experts will share insights on the current job market, high-demand skills and experience, and tips on transitioning careers. The panel discussion, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.

Human resource experts also will be available at the Career Resource Center throughout the day to offer 15-minute counseling sessions to Summit attendees, on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees can sign up for sessions following the panel discussion.

Georgia Bio’s Georgia Life Sciences Summit will include more than 50 expert speakers discussing trends and issues. Here is a link to the full Summit Program and to Register for the Summit.

The opening plenary session begins at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Find Out Why You Can't Miss the 2010 GA Life Sciences Summit


Summit Panel to Highlight Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Research in Georgia

Summit Panels to Discuss Cell-Based Therapies, Cancer Trials, Innovative Deal-Making

Biotech Investment Expert Steve Burrill to Deliver Keynote Lunch Speech at 2010 Summit

GaBio Life Sciences Summit to Feature First-Ever BioCareer Resource Center

GaBio Life Sciences Summit to Feature Roles of Big Pharma, Academia in Global Health

GaBio to Honor Bernie and Billi Marcus for Advancing Medical Innovation

Only 1 Week Until the Georgia Life Sciences Summit - Register Today

The much-anticipated 9th Annual Georgia Life Sciences Summit, October 28 at AmericasMart in Atlanta, is only one week away. It promises to be the best program ever, featuring nationally and internationally renowned headline speakers and another 40 experts exploring the hottest trends and issues in 12 panel sessions throughout the day.

Featured Panels:
  • Cell-Based Therapies to Address Unmet Patients Needs
  • Expanding Access to Cancer Clinical Trials and Treatments through a - Statewide Research Network
  • Funding and Partnering Innovation
In addition, Georgia Bio will honor Bernie and Billi Marcus for their deep and sustained commitment to bioscience research and medical innovation in Georgia.

About 800 bioscience professionals from across Georgia, the Southeast and nation are expected to attend the Summit. They include CEOs and senior executives of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, university officials and scientists, hospital administrators and physicians, investors, economic developers and public policy experts. This year’s theme is “Innovation for a Healthier World…Meeting the Challenge.

Mr. Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot and Chairman of the Board of the Marcus Foundation, also will deliver a keynote address at the Life Sciences Summit. Other featured Summit speakers include Dr. Ricardo Azziz, President of the Medical College of Georgia; G. Steven Burrill, CEO of Burrill & Co., a biotechnology pioneer and investment visionary; Dr. Vasant Narasimhan, President, Vaccines USA and Head, Vaccines North America, Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics; Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO of the Task for Global Health; and Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, Merck and Co.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

ATDC gets new chief - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Tech business incubator, ATDC, has a new chief — one with entrepreneurial and biotech roots.

Nina Sawczuk will take over as director of Startup Services and general manager of the Advanced Technology Development Center in August.

Sawczuk was picked for the top job because she is "the complete package," said Stephen Fleming, vice provost at Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute.

Read more: ATDC gets new chief - Atlanta Business Chronicle

ATDC gets new chief - Atlanta Business Chronicle

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Healing, Fueling, Feeding: How Biotechnology is Enriching Your Life

BIO recently released a new report Healing, Fueling, Feeding: How Biotechnology Is Enriching Your Life, and companion web site ( which underscores how biotechnology is benefiting society now more than ever, and is poised to help address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.