Metro Atlanta has a wide variety of companies within the bioscience area, ranging from the nation’s largest healthcare IT company to small start-ups seeking to commercialize promising technology.

More than 300 bioscience companies have operations in metro Atlanta. This number includes domestic headquarters and operations for major companies such as CIBA Vision, Kimberly-Clark, Solvay, UCB Pharma, CR Bard, Elekta, Styker and Merial. Emerging companies such as CardioMEMS, Altea Therapeutics, GeoVax, Given Imaging and Inhibitex have attracted national attention and are leading the way in innovative approaches to improving patient outcomes.

Bioscience companies employ more than 17,000 workers in Metro Atlanta. According to the Batelle Memorial Institute, Metro Atlanta is among the top 20 metros for employment in medical devices and equipment with over 4,300 workers in the field. The area also ranks among the top 20 metros for employment in research, testing, and medical laboratories with over 5,100 workers.

With almost 150 companies, including the world’s leader, McKesson Technology Solutions, and the #1 ranking for healthcare IT company revenues, Atlanta is the nation's health IT capital and is at the forefront of consumer digital health. A recent study showed that the Georgia-based health IT sector employs some 15,000 people in the state and the sector’s primary businesses are growing at a 40 percent rate.

The Metro Atlanta Chamber has identified companies within each of its key focus areas. Click on the links below to see a listing within that segment of the bioscience industry. For additional information, or for information on companies in other areas of bioscience, contact David Hartnett at 404.586.8443.


Your Bioscience Companies Experts


David Hartnett

Chief Economic Development Officer

David serves as MAC's Chief Economic Development Officer Read More


Kornelius Bankston

Director of Bioscience, Industry Expansion

Kornelius Bankston serves as Director of Bioscience for the Economic Development Industry Expansion Team at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Read More