SW Georgia company, Meredian Holdings Group, to be honored at Georgia Bio Awards

mhg-meredianATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Georgia Bio, in conjunction with the Metro Atlanta Chamber, today announced Meredian Holdings Group (MHG) as the 2016 Phoenix Award recipient for its decision to broaden sponsored research support of the University of Georgia engineering faculty and expand MHG’s laboratory footprint in Athens. The organization will be honored at the Georgia Bio Annual Awards Dinner on January 28, 2016, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Fox Theatre Atlanta.

Meredian Holdings Group, Inc., also known as MHG, is the holding company of Meredian Inc., a recognized world leader in the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) and DaniMer Scientific, L.L.C., a specialist in the customization of biopolymer formulations that combine PHA, PLA and other biopolymers through a proprietary reactive extrusion process. Supported by a world-class group of dedicated, highly skilled team members, MHG offers a comprehensive selection of biopolymers that support the company’s core values of utilizing sustainable and renewable bioplastics to improve people’s lives at work and home. MHG and its subsidiaries currently own more than 125 patents across nearly 20 countries. MHG is headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia.

“The bioscience industry is a vital economic sector in our region,” said David Hartnett, Senior Vice President, Economic Development at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “Companies like MHG which support collaborations with academia help spur new innovations in sustainability and renewability, while advancing the industry and creating jobs.”

The Phoenix Awards are presented annually by the Metro Atlanta Chamber Bioscience Leadership Council and Georgia Bio to recognize organizations for being on the frontlines of education and innovation as well as their outstanding contributions to the growth of the state’s bioscience industry. The award represents the iconic “rising from the ashes” of the Phoenix — a symbol of strength, tenacity and leadership.

Now in its 18th year, the Georgia Bio annual awards dinner brings together industry leaders to advance the growth of the life sciences industry and foster strategic partnerships that can create a healthier world. The life sciences industry and university research together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have a $20 billion annual economic impact in Georgia and employ more than 94,000 people. Other leading companies, executives, researchers and dedicated individuals will receive Georgia Bio Awards at the dinner. Learn more at www.gabio.org/awards.

For a list of past Georgia Bio Industry Growth Award recipients, click here.

Georgia Bio (www.gabio.org) is the state’s life science industry association whose members include pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, medical centers, universities and research institutes, government groups and other business organizations involved in the development of life sciences related products and services.

About the Metro Atlanta Chamber

Everything we do at the Metro Atlanta Chamber is about building our economy and creating prosperity to help metro Atlanta thrive. We focus on helping small businesses and mid-size companies grow, helping entrepreneurs get started, and recruiting companies nationally and internationally in our key industries: bioscience, clean technology, health IT, mobility, supply chain and advanced manufacturing, and technology. In public policy, we tackle critical issues to support infrastructure and quality of life. For members, we offer 200+ events and activities each year. In sports, MAC’s Atlanta Sports Council has helped drive almost $2 billion in economic impact through sporting events over the last 10 years. www.metroatlantachamber.com.

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