GRA Notes - Archives

January, 2024

FDA clears IND application for Aruna Bio; trials to begin in 2024

  • Lizanne Thomas appointed GRA board chair
  • Emory’s Bill Wuest to advance agrochemical work
  • CAU Scholar Shafiq Khan explores prostate cancer drugs
  • Investor affiliate acquires Quest Renewables
  • UGA Scholar Ted Ross, colleagues identify new factor in effectiveness of annual flu vaccines
  • Our 2023 Highlights are here!
  • GRA showcases poultry innovation at IPPE show

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December, 2023

Gates Foundation investment moves Micron Biomedical toward manufacturing

  • Georgia universities rank no. 8 in R&D expenditures in U.S.
  • Statewide magazines James, Georgia Trend spotlight GRA’s impact
  • UGA expands the work of the Isakson Center for Neurological Diseases
  • GRA's Academy of Scientists gather for annual meeting
  • Our year-end appeal: Will you support GRA?

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October, 2023

Emory, Georgia Tech & Children's Healthcare land major NIH grant for diagnostics

  • GT Scholar Ramprasad helps develop process to reduce natural resources needed in fuel production
  • UGA Scholars Buell, Tsai and colleagues pursue new options for biofuel
  • Grant to BioCircuit will advance Nerve Tape
  • FDA approves Sanguina’s at-home test for anemia
  • UGA ‘Dawg Bowl’ benefits GRA Scholar Anumantha Kanthasamy’s research 
  • Quest to advance hurricane-resilient solar racks
  • New GRA leader Tim Denning to address Georgia Bio summit

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September, 2023

GRA President/CEO Susan Shows to retire; Trustees name Tim Denning successor

  • Georgia State recruits Eric Krause as GRA Distinguished Investigator
  • Lucid Scientific nets $7M in Series A round
  • Controller technology from startup Kinemo can bring greater independence to many
  • Emory Scholar Max Cooper honored with prize in his name
  • Lena Biosciences to advance tech with SBIR grant
  • Georgia students explore the world of vaccinology
  • Startups: Applications open for GIPA awards

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August, 2023

Emory to lead $24.8M effort to develop new kinds of therapeutics

  • Ga. Tech Scholar Ravi Kane to advance work on flu vaccine
  • GRA Student Scholars gain invaluable lab experience
  • Eminent Scholar Vince Calhoun finds that brain patterns could point to schizophrenia
  • TrippBio files IND application for flu treatment
  • GRA-backed startups Codoxo, Cognosos land spots on Inc. 5000
  • GRA backs neuroscience fellows at Georgia State
  • Alan Darvill: For four decades, a strong and steady leader

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July, 2023

Second NIH grant to Moonlight initiates drive to clinical trials

  • FDA authorizes EarliTec’s second-generation system
  • GRA’s Solve Sickle Cell Initiative gains momentum
  • UGA Scholar Rob Maier is awarded patent for therapy that can safeguard poultry from bacteria
  • Andrew Short joins GRA’s ventures team

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June, 2023

Start of summer brings new crop of university innovations for farmers

  • American Society of Virology convenes in Georgia for first time
  • Georgia Tech's Bill Koros, colleagues discover new way to clean water
  • Article: Immunotherapy holds great promise for fighting cancer — but there are drawbacks
  • Georgia Tech Scholar Lynn Kamerlin stays on the move in her first year
  • Mercer University's Mohammed Abdelsaid lands grant for COVID-brain research

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May, 2023

Micron Biomedical's big month: Strong clinical results, $3M in new investment

  • Georgia nets three NSF “Engines” awards
  • Augusta University, Jorge Cortes aim to improve leukemia survival
  • GRA shapes initiative to prep future workforce
  • 2,000+ undergrads at Georgia colleges explore problem solving in novel research program
  • USDA awards grant to UGA company CytoNest
  • Marvin Whiteley's discovery sheds light on transitions between acute, chronic infections

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April, 2023

OncoSpherix gets $2.1 million award to advance cancer drug candidates

  • Morehouse School of Medicine holds roundtable for state’s ARPA-H bid
  • UGA initiative targets Parkinson’s Disease
  • Georgia Tech Scholar Stas Emelianov seeks new view of cancer
  • UGA Scholar Gerald Hart discovers commonality in metabolic process and Alzheimer’s Disease
  • GRA partners with Rowen Foundation and Center for Global Health Innovation to stage agtech event in May
  • Inventor IP Roundtable to be held May 10

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March, 2023

$25M investment will propel growth of Cognosos

  • GaBiz Magazine spotlights GRA, life sciences in Georgia
  • Emory opens cutting-edge research facility
  • Georgia Tech Scholar Deepak Divan brings power to the people
  • UGA Scholar Robert Haltiwanger named ASBMB fellow
  • Georgia Bio Awards program celebrates life-science achievers

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February, 2023

Remembering Jim Balloun, a longtime champion of GRA

  • UGA Scholar Karen Norris: Fungal vaccine shows promise
  • Inhibikase gets $10M to advance therapeutic drug development
  • 5 more university inventions move toward Georgia farms in Greater Yield Initiative
  • Industry leaders join GRA Board of Trustees
  • Codoxo, Georgia State among finalists in annual TAG Awards

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January, 2023

Georgia climbs to 8th in U.S. in university research

  • Georgia Tech gets $65.7M for JUMP 2.0 centers
  • Augusta University's Qin Wang reports potential PTSD treatment
  • UGA Scholar Anumantha Kanthasamy honored by peers
  • Augusta University Scholar Xin-Yun Lu: Hyperactive brain neurons are connected to depression, pleasure loss
  • More inventions coming to Georgia farmers from "Greater Yield" Initiative
  • GRA Highlights 2022: A year that bodes well for Georgia’s future 
  • Pat Wilson named “Georgian of the Year”

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December, 2022

Georgia Trend spotlights strength of university research in Georgia

  • Nyra Medical nets $20M Series A investment
  • Micron Biomedical joins GRA Venture Fund
  • Greater Yield companies help Georgia farmers
  • Core facilities, equipment sharing among GA universities is focal point of ‘Core Day’ event
  • Please consider a gift to GRA this year

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October, 2022

Cancer disparities expert Melissa Davis to join MSM as inaugural GRA Distinguished Investigator

  • UGA Scholars Robin Buell, C. J. Tsai to explore new energy source
  • GRA-backed Brijjit is ‘one hot startup’
  • UGA Scholar Steve Stice to study brain injury treatments
  • Pitch perfect: Startups Andson and Agrithera capture Summit honors
  • An anniversary (and a Scholar) to celebrate: B. C. Wang of UGA
  • A salute to another important Georgia alliance: GCTSA
  • Honoring Amos McMullian’s innovation legacy

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September, 2022

Outside investment in GRA-backed startups now tops $2 billion

  • BioCircuit attracts $9 million in funding round 
  • Emory Scholar Iñaki Sanz: Autoimmunity from COVID sometimes turns the body against itself
  • Carbice unveils impressive new global facility in West End
  • Augusta Scholar Jorge Cortes tracks cancer’s impact on the poor
  • Once again ... it’s time for the Center for Global Health Innovation Summit!

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August, 2022

University researchers, USG Chancellor convene at annual GRA Academy

  • Ga. State names Debra Bangasser GRA Distinguished Investigator 
  • Augusta Scholar Qin Wang finds peptide can block seizures
  • UGA Scholar Robin Buell gets grant to build a better bean
  • Two Mercer University projects benefit Georgia communities
  • GRA welcomes new staff member Brianna McNew
  • Click to connect: 30% off HealthConnect South!

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July, 2022

Top researcher in structural biology Lynn Kamerlin coming to Georgia Tech

  • Ga. Tech recruits GRA Distinguished Investigator Jason Azoulay
  • GRA-backed innovators Biao He, Mark Prausnitz appear on White House panel
  • GRA Student Scholars recount their ‘experimental summer’
  • UGA-led alliance Peach State LSAMP lands grant to expand
  • FDA awards clearance to BioCircuit med device
  • GRA Scholar Vince Calhoun: Images could predict brain illnesses

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June, 2022

Acclaimed researcher in Alzheimers Todd Golde to join Emory as newest GRA Eminent Scholar

  • GRA, Georgia Chamber team up to benefit Georgia 
  • Augusta University Scholars Weintraub, Cortes and Mattson explore cancer, cardiovascular disease ties
  • Emory gets $11M grant for cancer research
  • FDA clears med tech from GRA-backed startups AngioCloud and EarliTec Dx

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May, 2022

Urjanet acquired by leading climate tech company Arcadia

  • Watch a new video about GRA’s venture development program
  • Emory, GSU center created with $52 million grant
  • UGA, Axion Biosystems team up after a chance encounter
  • Georgia universities unite to share lab tools, tech
  • Salute to a Scholar: Robert Yu (1938–2022)
  • Morehouse School of Medicine surprises Rep. Calvin Smyre at building groundbreaking
  • Take a tour of the refreshed website

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April, 2022

Startup EarliTec advances its answer to autism diagnosis

  • UGA Scholar Anumantha Kanthasamy develops probiotic that generates Parkinson’s drug levodopa
  • Ga. Tech Scholar Larry Heck dishes on digital assistants
  • Augusta Scholar Xin-Yun Lu explores enzyme’s ties to aging
  • Aflac U.S. president Teresa White joins GRA Board of Trustees
  • Remembering CAU President Thomas Cole, a builder and a visionary
  • Spring award winners: Let us now salute a few superstars...

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March, 2022

GRA, GDEcD summit delivers innovations to Georgias ag businesses

  • FDA greenlights TendoNova’s surgical tool
  • UGA Scholar Anumantha Kanthasamy receives $5M for Parkinson’s research
  • Startup Apptega nets $37M in new venture investment
  • Mercer lauded for its stellar undergrad research
  • Emory Scholar Rafi Ahmed makes key ebola discovery
  • Augusta Scholar Lin Gan explores taste loss from COVID
  • BioCircuit announces novel nerve repair device

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February, 2022

Nanotech expert Suman Datta to join Georgia Tech as new GRA Eminent Scholar

  • EarliTec DX generates $19.5M funding round
  • New GRA partnership aims to expand student participation in university research
  • Altesa BioSciences joins GRA Venture Fund portfolio
  • UGA Eminent Scholar Robin Buell spotlighted for her work
  • GRA, GDEcD team up for Georgia’s ag future

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January, 2022

New Augusta University scholars will speed exploration of vital health issues

  • Codoxo closes on major funding round
  • Now on board: 12 new GRA Trustees
  • Georgia rising in research + entrepreneurship
  • Eminent Scholars Russell Dupuis, Ying Xu net high honors
  • Farewell to a true friend and champion: Brad Currey

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December, 2021

Georgia Trend Magazine spotlights researchers who launch businesses around inventions

  • Kennesaw State team invents way to help Georgia farmers
  • Antios gains momentum in Hepatitis B treatment
  • Emory GRA Eminent Scholar Iñaki Sanz lands $3M research award
  • Georgia State chronicles its incredible research rise
  • Gov. Kemp, UGA luminaries celebrate new research facilities
  • Emory Scholar Rafick Sekaly’s paper illuminates vaccine mystery
  • Trio of GRA Eminent Scholars named Fellows in National Academy of Inventors
  • Please make a year-end gift to GRA

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October, 2021

How Georgia investment pays off: The case of Molnupiravir

  • How Georgia investment pays off, part 2: SKC production line announced
  • New GSU center will advance brain research, help prepare future innovation workforce
  • UGA Scholar Art Edison is central to new ocean life study
  • Georgia Tech Scholar Jeffrey Skolnick collaborates on project to predict adverse effects of COVID-19 
  • Grant to CytoNest will advance food innovation
  • Georgia Trend: Georgia’s universities dig deep in regenerative medicine
  • New Eminent Scholar Robin Buell of UGA gets high honor

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September, 2021

In the fight against HIV, Emory takes up new leadership roles

  • GRA Eminent Scholar Ralph Tripp of UGA advances COVID treatment
  • Vaccine boosters in the news — and in Georgia labs
  • Rampi Ramprasad’s startup Matmerize offers a faster path to better materials
  • Students share their summer experience inside the labs of leading scientists
  • Morehouse School of Medicine joins new cancer research collaborative

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August, 2021

Georgia States Chris Basler publishes Ebola study, begins new exploration of coronaviruses

  • Moonlight Therapeutics wins $1.9M grant to advance “dermal stamp” for treating peanut allergy
  • COVID survivor stress, Alzheimer’s biomarkers are latest areas of study for GRA Eminent Scholar Vince Calhoun
  • TendoNova’s rollout of treatment for chronic tendinopathy gets GRA backing
  • Georgia Tech, UGA students spend summer launching companies
  • Emory vaccine testing factors into COVID fight 
  • Applications open for EDA Challenge grants

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July, 2021

NSF awards Georgia $60M in grants to create 3 research centers in artificial intelligence

  • GT, GRA recruit Larry Heck as GRA Eminent Scholar in artificial intelligence
  • Equity fund acquires majority stake in Axion Biosystems
  • GSU Scholar advances novel treatment for kidneys (it involves artificial sweeteners)
  • Micron Biomedical to test painless shots in kids
  • FDA OKs evaluation of Cambium’s dry eye treatment
  • NSF taps GRA Eminent Scholar Susan Margulies for high-profile position
  • UGA startup Candidus honored for innovation

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June, 2021

$40M NSF grant allows UGA to blaze new trails in study of molecular structures

  • Augusta Scholar David Mattson affirms value of plant-based diet
  • Emory's Bill Wuest wins NIH grant to advance work in drug-resistant bacteria
  • Initiative led by Augusta's RIchard McIndoe will help test bold ideas
  • Suresh Ramalingam named director of Emory's Winship Cancer Institute
  • International society honors GRA Eminent Scholar Vince Calhoun
  • A force for Georgia: Remembering Pete Correll



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May, 2021

GRA unveils initiative to fight sickle cell disease

  • GRA Summer Scholars program (How I spent my summer: In a Scholar’s lab!)
  • New York Times piece spotlights Emory nonprofit DRIVE
  • NIH innovation grants to BioCircuit will advance system to treat spinal cord injuries
  • NSF invests in WEAV3D’s manufacturing tech
  • GRA Eminent Scholar Shafiq Khan of Clark Atlanta opens up on disparities
  • UGA salutes David Lee, a ‘true servant leader’


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April, 2021

Big research grants, VC investment make for a memorable April

  • Aruna Bio, Antios Therapeutics attract major investments
  • UGA gets green light to launch flu research center
  • Georgia State scholars to get $5.3M for projects
  • MedShape acquired by med tech company DJO
  • Mentor musings from GRA senior advisor Bill Midgette
  • MSM lands grant to help rural Georgians
  • Sanguina to partner with AstraZeneca on app
  • Mercer launches new center, doctoral program
  • New Jinfiniti test IDs levels of key molecules
  • Give it up for Gimme! Startup is ‘Readers’ Choice’


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March, 2021

UGA, GRA recruit Parkinsons researcher Anu Kanthasamy as Eminent Scholar

  • Emory’s COVID-19 drug, now molnupiravir, shows great promise
  • UGA is no. 1 for getting new products to market
  • GRA-backed Hypercell protects livestock — and people
  • Morehouse School of Medicine gets $1.1M grant to expand telehealth
  • Georgia Tech center enters European partnership
  • 3 startups with GRA investment make TAG ‘Top 40’ list
  • GRA Eminent Scholar John Crittenden receives high honors
  • GRA represented in Georgia Bio’s Helix awards

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February, 2021

GRA marks 30th year with rollout of metrics showing impact on Georgia (with video)

  • UGA names research chair after Sen. Johnny Isakson
  • Augusta U Scholar Xin-Yun Lu IDs new target for depression
  • Ga Tech Scholars Dupuis, Sholl, Tummala receive high honors
  • Emory is tops in NIH-funded pediatric research
  • GRA Venture Fund invests in Diasyst
  • MSM, Emory make headway in COVID-19 fight
  • Softwear Automation reports $18M funding round
  • Check out GRA’s ‘Xplorers’ video series on YouTube (and subscribe!)

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January, 2021

UGA, GRA recruit plant genomics expert Robin Buell as Eminent Scholar

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle: GRA key to preparing for COVID-19 fight
  • GRA launches YouTube video series about life in a college lab
  • Lucid Scientific is a “company to watch”
  • UGA Scholar Jeffrey Bennetzen aims to solve plant, soil mystery
  • Augusta Scholar Jin-Xiong She identifies new classification of brain tumors
  • U.S. News ranks Emory’s infectious disease program #5
  • Startup Dr. Noze Best rolls out new aspirator for infants
  • Mercer to expand herpesvirus research with NIH grant

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December, 2020

Georgia Trend cover story spotlights GRA's 30-year impact

  • Carbice nets $15 million investment round
  • GSU discovers that Emory drug works on COVID-19
  • Augusta U., UGA study human COVD-19 defense
  • Emory factors into new Moderna vaccine
  • Gimme unlocks high-tech wireless adapter
  • Mercer advances research with NIH grants
  • Georgia State scientists take on plastic threat
  • Augusta U. finds clue to cervical cancer treatment
  • GT Scholar Rampi Ramprasad aims to improve essential materials
  • Microgel approach developed by Ross Ethier, Mark Prausnitz could treat glaucoma
  • ASME honors GRA Eminent Scholar Ross Ethier
  • Key trade association celebrates Pindrop team

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October, 2020

Gov. Kemp joins GRA in unveiling new ag tech initiative, "Greater Yield"

  • GRA helps recruit top scientists to Emory
  • NIH awards another $18.2 million to diagnostic quest effort led by Wilbur Lam
  • GRA Eminent Scholar Inaki Sanz spots lupus, COVID-19 similarities
  • NIH grant fuels COVID-19 explortation by 4 GRA Eminent Scholars
  • Susan Margulies elected to second national academy in 2020
  • GRA Venture Fund invests in Lucid Scientific
  • Eminent Scholar Chris Basler lasers in on coronavirus targets
  • NIH grant will advance MRI agent from InLighta
  • 3 GRA-backed startups named “showcase companies”
  • GRA salutes Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta U

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September, 2020

GRA Eminent Scholars brief Trustees on COVID-19 vaccine

  • UGA Scholar Ted Ross leads national study of COVID-19 immunity
  • Startup WEAV3D is a company worth watching
  • GRA Eminent Scholar Vince Calhoun deepens exploration of the brain
  • UGA startup program Innovation Gateway builds momentum
  • Sanguina nets prize in national competition
  • Saluting those who make us GRA: Dennis Kyle
  • Nonprofit SSTI asks, Susan Shows answers

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August, 2020

Emory's Hope Clinic begins testing promising vaccine for COVID-19

  • Let us celebrate: UGA’s renowned Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
  • Susan Shows named new president of GRA
  • MedShape gets NSF, DOD grants to advance product R&D
  • Why Lysol works: Emory’s Bill Wuest weighs in
  • Emory research team finds clue to short flu immunity
  • Why TendoNova is a startup to keep an eye on

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July, 2020

Georgias university scientists are now sharing more facilities, equipment

  • FraudScope nabs $7 million Series A investment
  • NIH sees COVID vaccine potential in Metaclipse
  • GSU Scholar Chris Basler gets $3M to advance work on coronavirus
  • Latest Emory discovery adds promise to HIV immunity
  • New Georgia Tech research could help usher in mass production of wearable electronics
  • Georgia Tech Scholar Shuichi Takayama improves tool for cancer research
  • In celebration of Amy Todd: A bright mind, steady hand

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June, 2020

Milestone month: GRA marks three decades of growing Georgia’s economy

  • MSM to lead $40M initiative to fight COVID-19
  • UGA team identifies way to block key virus protein
  • Urjanet nets $14 million Series D investment
  • GRA Venture Fund adds cybersecurity company Apptega
  • NFL players invest in GRA-backed startup TendoNova
  • GSU Scholar facilitates safe study of COVID-19
  • Vince Calhoun receives major honor from peers
  • Doug Hertz named 2020 ‘Four Pillar’ honoree
  • A new year dawns... will you support GRA?

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May, 2020

Article: Race is on at Georgia universities to fight COVID-19

  • COVID-19 testing gets a boost from Georgia
  • Good read: ‘The secrets of sugars’ at UGA’s CCRC
  • Fraudscope platform can help beat COVID-19 fraud
  • Emory Eminent Scholar reports HIV vaccine progress...
  • ...and Emory Vaccine Center will target COVID-19
  • Georgia Tech Scholar gains insight into tooth decay
  • Lucid, Moonlight report good news in May
  • Georgia Tech’s Felix Herrmann honored by peers
  • New Quest Renewables canopy is all power and shade

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April, 2020

GRA Chairman: State’s investment in scientists reaps big rewards

  • UGA’s Ralph Tripp re-purposes drugs to treat COVID-19
  • GA State’s Chris Basler, Axion team up to evaluate potential COVID-19 drug compounds
  • Rui Kong brings antibody expertise to Emory Vaccine Center
  • Augusta U’s Jin-Xiong She IDs uterine cancer biomarker
  • Sensor invented at Ga. Tech, marketed through StethX gets media coverage
  • New coalition, GHC3, brings private and nonprofit resources to battle COVID-19

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March, 2020

Georgia's bright minds, bold entrepreneurs join COVID-19 fight

  • Gov. Kemp issues statewide call to action
  • GRA publishes financial resources for startups
  • GRA site promotes sharing of university lab equipment
  • Georgia Tech’s Ramprasad to build on exploration of new materials
  • UGA center publishes Parkinson’s discovery
  • Remembering Bob Nerem, bioengineering trailblazer

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February, 2020

At a critical moment, Georgia researchers combat COVID-19

  • February spotlight shines on UGA Scholar
  • Emory-GT Scholar elected to national academy
  • Three GRA-backed startups rank in top 40
  • Augusta Scholar brings HBP expertise to GA
  • Mercer startup has new path for brain drugs

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January, 2020

Scholar's discovery is a step closer to HIV/AIDS cure

  • Gene-editing expert arrives at Augusta U
  • 2020 Academy: Great minds exchange ideas
  • Fraudscope grew business and ROI last year
  • Emory to lead major effort to fight diseases
  • UGA Scholar, startup gain widespread notice
  • Mercer discovery yields new clue to Epstein-Barr
  • Georgia leaders join GRA’s Board of Trustees
  • GaTech Scholars honored by engineering peers
  • Emory scientist’s work nets national honor

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December, 2019

University scientists share the spotlight in Georgia Trend

  • Precision med company acquires AKESOgen
  • Augusta scientists help kids fight tumors
  • Emory startup MapHabit gains acclaim
  • UGA Scholar moves vaccine into trials
  • Sanguina leaders join Forbes’ annual ‘30’ list
  • Our good wishes to two U.S. Senators
  • Jarrard honored among women on boards
  • A salute to our partners in the sky: Delta

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October, 2019

Georgia universities play key roles in nation's flu protection

  • Emory to accelerate Alzheimer’s research
  • ArunA Bio continues its funding momentum
  • Covanos takes the prize at investor forum
  • Society’s top honor goes to Emory Scholar
  • Wishing you a happy  Intellectual Property Month

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September, 2019

Gov. Kemp meets with GRA Trustees, signals support for Alliance

  • Business Chronicle spotlights GRA Venture Fund
  • GSU: Protein may unlock Ebola defense
  • Emory’s Max Cooper wins monumental award 
  • More rural, minority Georgians will access cancer trials because of grant to Augusta U
  • Scholar to deepen exploration of Alzheimer’s
  • Ga. Tech team investigates microbial mystery

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August, 2019

New Eminent Scholar at UGA works to fight drug-resistant bacteria

  • CAU cancer research to advance with NIH grant 
  • ArunA Bio adds $13M to drive development
  • Ga. Tech: ‘Nano-bottles’ could battle cancer
  • GSU study: Zika can be kept from replicating
  • UGA: Inside your cells, a clock is ticking...
  • National medical nonprofit honors Rafi Ahmed
  • Pew poll: More Americans are trusting scientists

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July, 2019

Telmedix aims to bring specialized medicine closer to all Georgians

  • UGA scientist’s legacy: More than discovery
  • Emory researchers unite against uveitis
  • GT scholar’s work celebrated for innovation
  • Lu to chair department at Augusta University
  • Emory’s Wuest helps ID new ‘superbug’ weapon
  • Partners in innovation: Wells Fargo and GRA
  • MSM, Ga. Tech ATDC partner in entrepreneurship

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June, 2019

GRA Eminent Scholar aims to improve diagnosis of mental illness

  • BioCircuit joins GRA Venture Fund portfolio
  • A meeting of the minds (to defend the body)
  • Memory tech startup has big investment round
  • Leading lupus researchers honor Sanz
  • Georgia Tech shows what it’s like to fly a drone
  • More biotech talent to emerge from new Morehouse School of Medicine degree program

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May, 2019

Cracking the code: UGA opens the door to bigger, better peanuts

  • In ‘Healthcare Heroes’ nominees, a familiar face
  • Could body fat play a role in Alzheimer’s?
  • Discovery could yield new sources of gas
  • Neurotrack gets NIH grant to evaluate program
  • Battling Ebola: Survivor immunity holds clues
  • ‘Print’ parts for electronics? TCPoly says yes
  • Now featured: LymphaTech’s view of swelling
  • UGA scholars work to shape futuristic medicine
  • In ‘Healthcare Heroes’ nominees, a familiar face

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April, 2019

Now featured online: The jobs that grow from Georgias labs

  • Startup aims to stir up monitoring of diabetes
  • Study: Life sciences jobs booming in Georgia
  • Food allergy drug developer nets NIH grant
  • Georgia Tech breakthrough to spawn startup
  • Gimme, MedShape are companies ‘on fire'

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March, 2019

Universities meet to strengthen cooperative use of facilities, tools

  • GRA-backed startup will accelerate work on promising therapies, thanks to investment
  • AKESOgen joins GRA Venture Fund portfolio
  • Feature: Young company draws top talent
  • Could more energy be in store for capacitors?
  • Eminent Scholar Marilyn Wolf to be honored 
  • What’s new in medtech? Find out at SEMDA 
  • Emory salutes Antios, Covanos and others

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February, 2019

New Eminent Scholar and renowned leukemia researcher to head Georgia Cancer Center

  • Hypertension expert named Eminent Scholar
  • 3D marvel Pointivo captures $7M investment
  • Digging in the garden of innovation at UGA
  • Emory scientists: Ready to answer HIV call
  • Scholar IDs link between neurons, depression
  • New Trustees join GRA board in February
  • Lab life made real, by a Scholar and daughter
  • GRA ties into Georgia Bio-bestowed awards

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January, 2019

Georgia universities to prepare curriculum for emerging workforce in 'biomanufacturing'

  • Quest helps power Sunday’s ‘Big Game’
  • Scholar co-authors report on Earth’s future
  • UGA to lead study of life’s ‘building blocks’
  • You’re it! TAG names 40 most innovative cos.
  • Scholar to continue epic research program
  • on the factors that cause juvenile diabetes
  • Microneedles may also work as contraceptive
  • Gone in a snap: Old-school counting
  • ArunA taps seasoned pharma exec for CEO
  • Now (officially) famous: Cassidy and Saporta

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December, 2018

Article: Research from Georgias universities drives big results

  • A novel idea continues to pay off for Georgia
  • Pindrop closes $90 million investment round 
  • 2 GRA Eminent Scholars receive high honor
  • Join the celebration ... of Georgia innovation!
  • Protons now flying in Midtown Atlanta as Winship adds powerful cancer treatment
  • Scholar uncovers clues to lupus mystery
  • New tool can predict best cancer drug to try
  • We’re GRAteful to you in the season of giving

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October, 2018

MacArthur Foundation awards Gwinnett $50K to test Acivilate tech

  • Measuring up: Gates Foundation backs study of BST technology to help kids worldwide
  • New scholar works to defeat cyber threats 
  • ArunA Bio gets $5 million investment boost
  • FDA grant enhances GA Tech’s leadership 
  • in developing advanced cell manufacturing
  • Gimme gathers major Atlanta startup award
  • Sholl selected by peers for key board position

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September, 2018

New video series: Company leaders make their pitch

  • Top expert in brain imaging analysis is first GRA Eminent Scholar with triple appointment
  • UGA working to optimize indoor farm lighting
  • Emory + Children’s = good news for kids
  • New grant, discovery make Ming-Hui’s month
  • GRA Trustee Bowers to get esteemed award
  • Russell Allen named to lead GRA
  • MedShape CEO to manage GRA Venture Fund

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August, 2018

AKESOgen rides wave of interest in genetics

  • UGA to welcome scholar in ‘sugar science’
  • Immunotherapy expert brings lab to Emory
  • Supercomputing pioneer joins Georgia Tech
  • A new view of a viable threat
  • Fund News, Part 1: Keeping bikers cool 
  • Fund News, Part 2: A drug moves forward

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July, 2018

New video: Georgias powerhouse of vaccine research

  • Scholar to explore mysterious Ebola species
  • Entrepreneurship on the rise at UGA
  • Plastic, Part 1: NPR spotlights GA scientist 
  • Plastic, Part 2: Wrap food in... crab shells?
  • Publisher’s charitable legacy extends to GRA
  • Mercer distributes 10,000th prosthetic leg
  • Study: Support for research remains strong

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June, 2018

Now showing: The wondrous lab of Wilbur Lam

  • Dedication of Georgia Tech research facility marks the start of a new era in cell therapies
  • MuniRem reagents to be widely used in Israel
  • Startup offers a new view of an old disease 
  • Gimme gets GRA Venture Fund investment
  • Worth a look: ‘The Body on Fire’ 
  • See what’s on the mind of Sanjoy Malik
  • Scholar offers new theory on brain activity

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May, 2018

Allen gift accelerates collaborative research; scientists report on progress

  • Mastermind of material science joins Georgia Tech as newest Eminent Scholar 
  • Vaccine society to hold conference in ATL, attracting world’s industry, science experts
  • Margulies: ‘I like bringing people together'
  • Molecule spurs more cancer-fighting cells, Augusta University researchers find
  • GRA Venture Fund adds Accuitis to portfolio
  • GSU discovery advances ‘smart drugs’
  • Scholar illuminates bacterial evasion of drugs
  • Magazine names Doug Hertz ‘most respected’

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April, 2018

Essay: Science today brings a brighter tomorrow

  • Microscope magnifies opportunity for Mercer
  • Vanity Fair, Atlanta Inno showcase potential of robotics research at Georgia Tech
  • NIH awards $5.6 million to Scholar’s research
  • UGA’s Stice elected to National Academy
  • Emory team IDs way to spot early infection
  • GRA Venture Fund connected to local awards

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March, 2018

Acivilate added to the GRA Venture Fund portfolio

  • At Emory, a scientist’s war against ‘bad bugs’
  • Seed funds will grow UGA irrigation startup
  • Tech jobs, investment booming in Georgia 
  • How a milkshake can wreak havoc on blood
  • Clearer sight for Clearside patients in trial
  • GSU team finds compound to combat Ebola
  • University-born brilliance celebrated at Emory
  • Let us now praise a true Georgia visionary

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February, 2018

Imaging innovator joins Georgia Tech as GRA Eminent Scholar

  • Promising advance made in stroke treatment
  • Life science stars honored by Georgia Bio 
  • Antibiotics can get a boost from CO gas
  • More biomarkers may come out of hiding, thanks to work of GRA Eminent Scholars
  • Herron named vice chair of Georgia Bio

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January, 2018

Top expert in bacterial communities brings research to Georgia

  • Scientists at GRA universities gain new access to each other's sophisticated lab technologies 
  • From the analysis of 5,800 young people: New clues about the origins of Type 1 diabetes
  • Emory Scholar leads important AIDS discovery
  • Celtaxsys to 'accelerate' with Series E round
  • GRA Eminent Scholar wins coveted prize
  • A company to watch: Quest Renewables
  • Why 2017 was a year to remember
  • GRA’s Cassidy announces retirement

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December, 2017

UGA startup acquired, will continue to grow offices in Georgia

  • Magazines worth reading, part 1: Georgia's enterprising scientists spotlighted
  • Magazines worth reading, part 2: Georgia's startup climate attracts top talent
  • GRA Scholar chosen to join prestigious AAAS
  • Destiny of a partnership: East West Manufacturing acquires Innovolt, one of its longtime customers
  • Now boarding for GRA: Four new Trustees
  • Georgia State discovery could unlock ways to prevent, treat abdominal aorta aneurysms
  • Deloitte names Urjanet to its 'Fast 500' list

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October, 2017

New video spotlights UGA Scholars pursuit of universal vaccine

  • Treatment for dry eye to advance in study following $5M investment in Cambium
  • Newly christened institute at Georgia State prepares tomorrow's creative thinkers
  • NeurOp will test drug to prevent ischemia
  • Scholarly gathering forges new connections
  • Bio industry convenes, and GRA is all around
  • In appreciation of our partner in flight: Delta

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September, 2017

GRA-backed alliance gets $51M HIH grant, welcomes UGA

  • Acquisition of tech startup Vertera Spine illustrates the potential of GRA Ventures
  • National effort shaped by Georgia Tech, GRA advances with $20 million grant from NSF
  • Tracking vehicle fleets is just the beginning: Investors see great potential in Cognosos
  • $11M grant to expand Emory autism research
  • FDA: Thumbs up to finger-prick anemia test
  • A new era of drug discovery dawns at UGA
  • GRA named 'unsung hero' of collaboration

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August, 2017

Gifts from the gifted (and thanks from us)Nano-biotech expert arrives at GA Tech as GRA Eminent Scholar

  • UGA startup forges different path in learning
  • Transforming the transformers: Georgia Tech aims to usher in a new era of power delivery
  • Join the discussion: The future of water tech
  • GRA Trustees among 'most respected' CEOs
  • Gifts from the gifted (and thanks from us)

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July, 2017

Carbice nets $1.5M investment, co-led by GRA Venture Fund

  • Inlighta lands $2M grant to test MRI agent
  • Eye-tracking study: How children focus on the world can be traced to genetics
  • Nothing like experience: Georgia Tech's VIP helps prepare the workforce of tomorrow
  • GRA welcomes (and thanks!) Wells Fargo

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June, 2017

GRA Venture Fund adds FraudScope to its portfolio

  • Clinical trial validates vaccination patch invented by Georgia Tech
  • Peanut genome expert to remain at University of Georgia
  • Georgia's research prowess wins national recognition
  • GRA's commercialization program nabs national prize
  • Cooper, Ahmed celebrated for historic contributions to science
  • Que Oncology gets $16M investment

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May, 2017

Susan S. Margulies coming to Georgia as GRA Eminent Scholar

  • Emory's Winship Cancer Institute receives NCI designation 
  • UGA joins ranks of commercialization elite with NSF I-Corps site
  • Augusta University scientists identify protein's potential to fight cancer
  • GRA Eminent Scholar to advise NIH director
  • NIH renews funding for Emory AIDS research

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April, 2017

UGA spotlights value of GRA partnership, Eminent Scholars

  • UGA spotlights value of GRA partnership, Eminent Scholars
  • New NIH-funded research at Georgia State will explore diabetes-related heart condition
  • One to watch: Young Georgia Tech scientist captures attention — and $1M — from NSF
  • Emory: Testing for activated T cell in patients with lung cancer may predict shrinking tumor
  • 'Sugar scientists' gather at state symposium



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March, 2017

UT neuroscientist moving research to Augusta University

  • UT neuroscientist moving research to Augusta University
  • New investment powers Urjanet expansion 
  • GRA Eminent Scholar targets Ebola virus
  • Emory discovery helps clarify how to make some cancer-fighting drugs more effective
  • WSB-TV program spotlights GRA's impact
  • SE Conference selects GRA Eminent Scholar for 2017 Faculty Achievement Award
  • Looking for inspiration for innovation? Make plans to come to Rome, Ga. April 13-14



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February, 2017

Video showcases Georgia States ascent in biomed research

  • Video showcases Georgia State’s ascent in biomed research
  • University of Georgia joins consortium working to reduce risk, cost of cell therapies 
  • Georgia universities team up to speed ‘translation’ of diabetes research
  • 'Spider web' approach developed at Emory may open the door to new cancer drugs
  • Georgia Tech startup is featured in GA Trend
  • GRA welcomes aboard Delta Air Lines
  • What will make you sick when you’re older? New study aims to predict potential threats




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January, 2017

Analysis: Group of Eminent Scholars made major impact

  • Analysis: Group of Eminent Scholars made major impact
  • Spinal fusion innovator Vertera continues its rapid rise with GRA Ventures' support
  • UGA startup's unique 'far red' lighting system makes indoor agriculture more viable 
  • GRA has high profile at annual industry event
  • Magazine spotlights pioneering work of GRA Eminent Scholar 40 years ago
  • Discovery: Gene produces schizophrenic-like symptoms after mutations in mice



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December, 2016

UGA recruits expert on infectious disease as GRA Eminent Scholar

One of the world’s leading experts on malaria and parasitic diseases is GRA’s newest Eminent Scholar. Recruited from the University of South Florida, Dennis Kyle joins the University of Georgia on January 3.


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October, 2016

Magazine: Georgia's bioscience industry is gathering momentum

Research labs at Georgia’s universities — and the startups they spawn — are an integral part of the state’s $15 billion bioscience landscape, Georgia Trend magazine reports this month. The feature article “Under the Microscope” examines assets such as nationally recognized research centers and strong collaboration that have led Georgia to an enviable position in bioscience.


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September, 2016

Georgia Tech's Rohatgi to build on solar-cell success

GRA Eminent Scholar Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi of Georgia Tech has repeatedly broken records for engineering high-efficiency cells that can be produced faster and at lower cost.  A new 2-minute GRA “Breakthrough” video, airing on WPBA-TV, traces the arc of Rohatgi’s pioneering work in the field. • Watch the video >  


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August, 2016

Infectious disease expert joins UGA as a GRA Eminent Scholar

The scientist who discovered a protein element key to a vaccine against a deadly lung infection is the newest GRA Eminent Scholar. Karen Norris, who starts at the University of Georgia on September 1, is regarded as one of the nation’s leading researchers in infectious diseases.


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July, 2016

A new video airing on Atlanta's PBA 30 recounts the 1960s breakthrough made by GRA Eminent Scholar Max Cooper that changed the prevailing view of the human immune system.


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June, 2016

Georgia leads national effort to standardize manufacture of cells

As therapies based on human cells continue to evolve in modern medicine, a need to bring consistency to how such cells are mass-produced has emerged. Now, a national consortium led by GRA and Georgia Tech has completed a road map to create such standards and make the U.S. a world leader in cell therapy manufacturing. Announced this month at the White House, the 10-year national road map reflects the input of 60-plus representatives from industry, government and nonprofit organizations.


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May, 2016

Georgia State recruits top Ebola researcher

Georgia’s newest GRA Eminent Scholar is a leading expert on Ebola and other emerging viruses. Chris Basler, who joins Georgia State University from New York’s Icahn School of Medicine, is program director on two NIH grants and principal investigator on a third — all totaling $20 million through 2019.


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April, 2016

NIH re-invests in work of Clark Atlanta center

Prostate cancer research at Clark Atlanta University got a major boost in April with news of $2.75 million in NIH grants to a research enterprise headed by GRA Eminent Scholar Shafiq Khan.


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March, 2016

GRA Ventures companies net $1 billion in equity investment

Companies launched out of Georgia's universities with early-stage investment from GRA Ventures reached a major milestone in March: A collective total of $1 billion in additional equity investment from venture capital firms and other investors.


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February, 2016

Universities explore ways to combat the Zika virus

Even before the World Health Organization formally declared the Zika virus an international health emergency on Feb. 16, scientists at Georgia’s universities were at work investigating ways to prevent and treat the virus.


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January, 2016

It’s well known that GRA’s strategic investments in talent and infrastructure help Georgia’s universities secure major federal research grants. But this leverage also applies to private funding sources, as evidenced by two philanthropic gifts announced this month to strengthen university research.

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December, 2015

From research to revenue: New beginnings worth noting

Two different ceremonies this fall illustrated the life cycle of scientific discovery in Georgia — and how it ultimately grows the economy and benefits humankind.


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October, 2015

GRA briefs Georgia delegation, honors Sen. Johnny Isakson

A stunning view of the U.S. Capitol from the Jones Day law firm in Washington, DC provided the backdrop to GRA’s briefing this month to the Georgia Congressional delegation on how the state’s research universities are contributing to Georgia’s economic vitality.


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September, 2015

Georgia's universities report big gains in research funding

Early numbers this fall show that Georgia's research universities continue to be powerful magnets for attracting external grants to advance scientific exploration.


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August, 2015

A record year of recruitment

Georgia became the new research home for eight world-class scientists in FY15 — the largest class of GRA Eminent Scholars recruited to the state's universities in over a decade.

The Scholars, whose research ranges from molecular medicine to energy management technologies, are occupying endowed chairs at Emory, Georgia Tech, Georgia State and The University of Georgia. They arrived with $27 million in federal funding for their research.

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July, 2015

Clean Hands Safe Hands secures patents, investment

 A technology developed by Clean Hands Safe Hands (CHSH) aims to reduce those infections by promoting hand hygiene in an entirely new way.Headquartered at ATDC, the company got a big boost in July with the awarding of two patents and the approval of a key Phase III investment from GRA Ventures.

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June, 2015

Invention grows here: Georgia prominent in top 100 patent list

Poultry vaccines discovered at The University of Georgia. A new device from Emory to treat kidney failure. Technology developed at Georgia Tech to harvest and re-use energy from portable devices. 

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May, 2015

Trustee meeting brings review of GRA's impact over time

Anniversaries typically bring reflections of the past, but the marking of GRA’s 25th anniversary at the May 21 Board of Trustees meeting was just as much about the organization’s present and future.

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April, 2015

Expert in metabolomics named newest GRA Eminent Scholar

A leader in a scientific field that explores how molecules sustain life is joining The University of Georgia as the state’s newest GRA Eminent Scholar.


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March, 2015

Varian's Georgia connection runs deep, gets stronger

This month brought the announcement that cancer treatment system manufacturer Varian Medical Systems will make Georgia its East Coast hub — and the news is further testament to the company’s strong relationship with the state’s R&D ecosystem.

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