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Augusta University researcher gets $12.8 million grant to lead consortium on diabetic complications


Augusta University researcher Dr. Richard A. McIndoe received a $12.8 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), a division of the National Institutes of Health. The funds will allow McIndoe, a bioinformatics expert and associate director of the Center for Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine at Augusta University,to continue leading a national research initiative that aims to reduce diabetic complications.

Amgen and Humana Partner for Improved Health Outcomes and Efficiency


Partnership to Target Multiple Serious Diseases Using Real World Data Studies

Metro Atlanta's MiMedx to spin out subsidiary to focus on biopharma


Marietta-based MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) has signed an agreement to divest the company's subsidiary, Stability Biologics LLC, back to its original stockholders.

T3 Labs sets gold standard in preclinical testing for CorAmi


With preclinical help from T3 Labs and the support of experts within the Atlanta medtech ecosystem, Dr. Rebecca Levit and her team is revolutionizing drug delivery for Atrial Fibrillation.

Bard Shareholders Approve Proposed Merger With Becton, Dickinson


MURRAY HILL, N.J. and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) ("Bard") and Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE: BDX) ("BD") today announced the results of Bard's special meeting of shareholders, held on August 8, 2017 and at which a quorum was present, for Bard shareholders to consider and vote upon the proposed merger of Bard with BD. Bard shareholders approved the definitive merger agreement, with approximately 99% of shares voting cast in favor of the proposal.

Georgia State names football field for Atlanta business leader Pete Petit


Georgia State University said Tuesday it will name its new football field at Georgia State Stadium -- formerly Turner Field -- in honor of Atlanta businessman Parker H. “Pete” Petit.

ATDC Companies See Record Investment Year So Far


If there’s one area of the Atlanta startup ecosystem lagging behind the growth of the rest, it’s local capital. Talent, startup activity, public support for entrepreneurship, and corporate innovation are all consistently strong, but the region lacks the investment resources of many of its fellow top-ranked Global Cities.

vMiMedx Files With The FDA To Initiate Its Investigational New Drug Achilles Tendonitis Phase 3


MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), the leading biopharmaceutical company developing and marketing regenerative and therapeutic biologics utilizing human placental tissue allografts with patent-protected processes for multiple sectors of healthcare, announced today that the Company has filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate its Investigational New Drug (IND) Phase 3 Achilles Tendonitis clinical study.

BIO: Senate Passage of FDA User Fee Package Important Victory for Patients, Medical Innovation


Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO James C. Greenwood issued the following statement regarding passage of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act (FDARA) by the U.S. Senate today: “The user fee program reauthorization package passed by the Senate today is an important victory for patients and for the next generation of medical innovation. This legislation will advance patient involvement in drug development and bring patient perspectives more clearly to bear on regulatory decisions. It also ensures that the FDA continues to have the resources necessary to carry out its critical human drug review programs, and takes steps to modernize and improve the clinical trial process, which remains the most time-consuming, complex and expensive stage of drug development. “The reauthorization of the biosimilars user fee program, including steps to improve communication between the FDA and Sponsors throughout application review, will create a more robust and competitive marketplace for biosimilar therapies, following an appropriate period of exclusivity for innovator biologic products.”

Georgia State Sets Research Funding Record For Sixth Consecutive Year


ATLANTA—Georgia State University received $147 million in research funding in fiscal year 2017, setting a record for the sixth consecutive year.

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