The medical device industry in Georgia is thriving, bolstered by the presence of outstanding educational and research resources. For example, the joint program between Emory University (private) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (public) has been ranked #2 nationally in biomedical engineering degree programs. Students graduating with a B.S., M.S. or PhD receive a degree signed by both schools.
A recent count by MAC revealed there are 200 companies and organizations focusing on the research, development, commercialization or manufacturing of a product used for medical purposes in patients, in diagnosis, therapy or surgery.
From industry pioneers like C.R. Bard, Kimberly-Clark, Elekta, Stryker and CIBA Vision to innovative start-ups like CardioMEMS, metro Atlanta has a wide range of medical device companies.