In 2015, Gov. Nathan Deal joined state officials and executives from Baxalta, Inc. (formerly Baxter) for the grand opening of the new $14 million Georgia BioScience Training Center in Stanton Springs.
The new training center is located directly across from the site of Baxalta’s $2 billion bio-manufacturing facility. The training center is owned by the state of Georgia and operated by Georgia Quick Start, a division of the Technical College System of Georgia. Overall, the facility will be a key component of the state’s long-term initiative to promote and grow the life science industries. The new training center is currently dedicated to Baxalta training and includes flexible space to accommodate the training needs of additional life sciences companies that choose to locate or expand in Georgia.
The facility features custom-made technology that simulates bio-manufacturing processes such as centrifugation, chromatography, nanofiltration and aseptic filling. It also has space for the aseptic production of pharmaceutical-grade clinical samples. Additionally, the training center is equipped to deliver training on a wide range of advanced manufacturing technologies including mechatronics, metrology and process controls.