The Georgia Bioscience
In 2015, the new $14 million Georgia Bioscience Training Center opened in Stanton Springs.
The 40,000-square-foot training center, a key component of the state’s long-term initiative to promote and grow the life science industries, is owned by the state of Georgia and operated by Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia. The training center, located directly across from the site of Baxalta/Shire’s $2 billion bio-manufacturing facility, is currently dedicated to Baxalta/Shire training; however, it includes flexible space to accommodate additional life sciences companies.
Additional sites are available immediately adjacent to the training center for development of offices, laboratories, R & D, and small-stage advanced manufacturing or assembly.Available Sites
The existing facility features custom-made technology that simulates bio-manufacturing processes such as centrifugation, chromatography, nanofiltration and aseptic filling. Space for the aseptic production of pharmaceutical-grade clinical samples is available as is the ability to deliver training on a wide range of advanced manufacturing technologies including mechatronics, metrology and process controls.
“Quick Start and its partnership with area colleges was one of the key motivating factors for Baxalta [Shire] to build our new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility here in Georgia.”
John Furey, Baxalta Senior Vice President and Head of Global Operations
- Serves as a component of Georgia’s strategic plan to brand the state as a global destination for bio-related industries
- Signifies Georgia’s commitment to supporting and growing industries and jobs in bioscience/bio-manufacturing
- Offers a leading-edge, state-of-the-art, customized workforce training center for companies in the life sciences cluster