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March 27, 2009

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Touring technology at CollabTech

Weaver Demetrio Lazo
Weaver Demetrio Lazo

Photos by Carolyn Richardson

University and business leaders toured on March 25 the new home of Georgia State University's biotechnology business incubator — a home to enterprises delivering health innovations.

The Collaborative Technology Program, or CollabTech, recently expanded into the Suntrust bank complex on Edgewood Avenue. The building hosts companies like Zygogen LLC, Cell Constructs, Inc., KPS Technologies and Medical Device Development Group LLC.

Georgia State President Mark Becker, as well as dozens of leaders from state and local economic development and research organizations viewed what the 18,000-square-feet the facility has to offer -- a facility formerly housed in Kell Hall.

“We are ecstatic to have this new facility, as it has more than doubled our space," said Robin Morris, Georgia State's vice president for research. “There are excellent businesses here, and their linkages with our students and faculty allow us to help grow businesses in Georgia. It’s a win for everybody.”

CollabTech was founded in 2001 to provide space and facilities for biotechnology startups, to foster collaboration between academic faculty and industrial scientists, and to develop training and other opportunities for Georgia State students to work for biotechnology companies.

CollabTech is sponsored by the Georgia State University Research Foundation and the Georgia Research Alliance.

For more information, visit www.gsu.edu/collabtech.

 

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