Research in Georgia

This report shows that biopharmaceutical research companies continue to be vitally important to the economy and patient health in Georgia, despite the recession.

At a time when the state still faces significant economic challenges, these companies are conducting or have conducted more than 3,600 clinical trials of new medi-cines in collaboration with the state’s university medical schools, hospitals and clinical research centers. Of the more than 3,600 clinical trials, 1,800 target or have targeted the nation’s six most debilitating chronic diseases—asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental illnesses and stroke.

Institutions involved in clinical tests of treatments  include the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta; such research centers as the Atlanta’s Women’s Research Institute and the Piedmont Hospital Research Institute in Atlanta; and hospitals like Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany and Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

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