08/26/2014

Georgia USA Georgia Dept. of Economic Development

Georgia's medical and life sciences sector

Georgia's Life Sciences Eco-System


Georgia has a balanced healthcare and life science ecosystem that spans the value chain.


Companies can connect to industry leaders, ground-breaking technologies, nationally-ranked colleges and universities, a diverse population for clinical research and an experienced pool of scientists, technicians and production talent.


More than 400 life science companies and 225 health IT companies call Georgia home.




Medical Devices


The concentrated medical device industry in Georgia includes a wealth of resources to design, prototype, manufacture and test new products. MeGeorgia leads the nation with more than 225 HIT companies, eight of which have cumulative revenues of close to $5 billion.


Health IT


HIT depends on a robust IT industry, and Georgia delivers. Metro Atlanta ranks in the top five U.S. markets for total bandwidth and fiber access and two of the country’s largest fiber routes – North/South and East/West – cross in metro Atlanta.


dical devices and diagnostics account for 50% of Georgia’s life science companies and 27% of the state’s life science workforce.


Hematology and immunology


Georgia’s robust life science ecosystem includes a thriving hematology and immunology sector, accounting for 21 percent of the state’s life science workforce.


Ranked No. 1 in the U.S. for workforce training, Georgia’s Quick Start draws from a range of biotechnology and pharmaceutical expertise to deliver free, customized training to new or expanding companies in a variety of areas such as cleanroom and sterile product handling, good manufacturing and laboratory Practices (cGMP/cGLP), and bloodborne pathogens training.


Cold Chain Storage


With 75+ facilities that have temperature-controlled and/or frozen storage capabilities, cold chain storage has a major presence in Georgia from the Port of Savannah to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.