Don Giddens, dean of the College of Engineering at Georgia Tech, and Eric Tomlinson, chief executive officer of Altea Therapeutics, will receive the Biomedical Industry Growth Awards from the Georgia Biomedical Partnership.

The two will be honored at a dinner on Jan. 12 at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel.

The annual wards are presented to individuals in both the public and private sectors.

Giddens is recognized as a pioneer I biomedical engineering, He has led development of Tech’s program, including expanded commercialization efforts and a partnership with Emory University.

Tomlinson, who is a vice chair of the Georgia Biomedical Partnership, helped develop the Georgia Life Sciences Summit. Altea Therapeutics, which is focused on delivery means of proteins and water-soluble drugs, has raised $50 million in financing under Tomlinson’s leadership and has more than 70 employees.

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