Deal: Georgia Research Alliance grant will fuel health care industry

Georgia Research Alliance has been selected to receive a $499,636 planning grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The NIST grant comes in support of the nation’s ability to lead the global development of cell manufacturing technologies by leveraging the capabilities of industry and academia into a Cell Manufacturing Consortium (CMC). The CMC’s work will focus on the manufacturing of cells that can be used in therapies, medical devices and drug discovery.

“Georgia’s highly trained scientific workforce and world-class universities make our state the first choice for collaboration on next generation technologies,” Gov. Nathan Deal said in a statement. “Having this national partnership founded here allows for even greater research and development within our innovative health care companies.”

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