Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
A local life science company is expanding to a new location in Gwinnett, adding 10 employees in the next year.
Officials celebrated the new Peachtree Corners location of AKESOgen, Inc., a genomics and biorepository services company.
“Since our inception just over three years ago, we have been impressed with the resources, support, and growth opportunities available to biotech companies in Gwinnett County, metro Atlanta and Georgia,” said Mark Bouzyk, chief scientific officer for AKESOgen, Inc. “This larger facility will both strengthen our ability to deliver genomics research and development, as well as complement our existing competence in the biotech field.”
The company is a feature in the Innovation Crescent, a geographical region and partnership of 15 counties dedicating to supporting the life science and technology industry.
“Innovative life science companies such as AKESOgen are what make our state the healthcare hub of the Southeast,” said Carol Henderson, director of life sciences and technology at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “AKESOgen will lay the foundation for tomorrow’s life science discovery, and we are confident that Georgia’s pro-business climate can support the company in doing so.”
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash added, “This expansion supports Gwinnett’s reputation as a hub for research, development and innovation in the Southeast. AKESOgen remains an important contributor to our life sciences community and we are grateful for its decision to remain and grow in Gwinnett.”