Life Science

Georgia’s Innovation Crescent is where life science thrives, with more than 400 life science companies that include businesses of all sizes, from emerging startups to large international organizations. These businesses, combined with the myriad of leading healthcare, academic, government and non-profit institutions in the state, have built a life science industry that registers $23 billion in revenue per year. Georgia’s life science and health IT industries combined employ 120,000 people and counting, thanks in part to a university system and workforce training programs that develop the talent needed to support the growing fields.

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More than 2,800 clinical trials are being conducted in the Innovation Crescent and Georgia.

Top Life Science Employers in the Innovation Crescent

Emory University and Emory Healthcare 29,937
WellStar Health System 13,500
Northside Hospital 9,016
Piedmont Healthcare 8,707
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 8,539
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta 7,452
Grady Health System 5,450
McKesson Corp. 3,289
DeKalb Medical 2,866
Tanner Health System 2,525
Baxalta 1,500
Alcon Laboratories 1,330
Quest Diagnostics 1,099

Life Science, Health IT Companies with Major Prescence in the Innovation Crescent

Alcon Laboratories
Allscripts
American Cancer Society (headquarters)
Arthritis Foundation (headquarters)
Baxalta
CardioMEMS (headquarters)
Cryolife (headquarters)
EndoChoice (headquarters)
Ethicon
Halyard Health (formerly Kimberly-Clark Healthcare) (headquarters)
Immucor (headquarters)
McKesson Technology Solutions (headquarters)
Merial
Philips Healthcare
Quintiles Laboratories
UCB