Visitors and newcomers to Georgia frequently comment on the sense of community that exists within the bioscience arena. Perhaps it’s the tradition of Southern hospitality, but a willingness to collaborate on scientific projects and also to work together to achieve public policy advances can be found throughout the state.

Leading industry nonprofits include:

Georgia Bio is active in bringing together and representing the industry, providing educational support and legislative representation, and coordinating events such as the annual Georgia Life Sciences Summit.

SEMDA, the Southeastern Medical Device Association, meets regularly and offers the Southeast’s premier event for medical device companies at its annual conference.

The Innovation Crescent Regional Partnership is a collection of 13 communities and organizations working together to recruit, retain and expand the bio-rich region ranging from Atlanta to Athens, Ga.

TAG Health is one of the 27 special interest groups that make up the Technology Association of Georgia, a 10,000-member plus organization. The group’s mission is to create an environment that fosters economic development through health technology in the state of Georgia.