Our Atlanta Expansion

In April 2022, Portal announced the expansion of its premier life sciences-focused venture development engine to Atlanta, in an upcoming development called Science Square, located near the heart of downtown. We’re excited for our Atlanta expansion and look forward to supporting the life sciences community to allow companies to grow and scale locally. Between the CDC, and top-tier research universities in the area, we view Atlanta as one of the top emerging life sciences markets in the U.S. and would like to support continued growth here, helping it become a robust biotech startup ecosystem.

Renderings, Mock-ups, and Specs

Officially announced in early 2022, with a groundbreaking ceremony in the summer of 2022, the first phase of Science Square development called Science Square Labs will serve as a destination for startups emerging from local universities. As these companies scale they will also serve as a resource for local talent retention.
The Portal offices and lab space are currently estimated to be over 30,000 SF, which will include 40 offices, 16 lab benches, large co-working spaces, and 8 conference rooms. The Portal lab will have over $4 million of modern equipment and will include both wet and dry labs, tissue culture hoods, BSL2 labs, chemical fume hoods, among others.

Atlanta: Keeping top tech talent in Georgia


bioscience companies


growth in life sciences since 2015


leading bioscience universities


new Atlanta residents in 2021

“Portal Innovations brings best-in-class lab facilities and a venture support platform, including seed capital that will fuel innovation and make a major positive impact in keeping Atlanta’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and scientists right here and and attract talent from throughout the region.” 

Marie Thacker Goethe
CEO, Georgia Bio

Why Atlanta?

Atlanta, like Chicago, possesses all of the academic and medical research institutions, resources, civic leadership, and talent necessary to establish a world’ class life sciences innovation hub, where companies can start up and scale. Portal’s role in Atlanta’s emerging life sciences ecosystem is to build a world class early-stage biotech portfolio, while bringing together the entire ecosystem to allow these companies to thrive and scale locally.

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