Athens Research and Technology, Inc.  

110 Trans Tech Drive
Athens,  GA  30601

United States
  • Booth: 3414

Athens Research & Technology manufactures highly pure, highly active human and animal proteins for ongoing use worldwide by researchers, and for life sciences product manufacturing in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and calibration & control verticals. We are driven by People, Purpose, and Proteins. As a small company with a vital impact in the biotech world, we are deeply committed to our team, our community, and the critical nature of the components we produce. We take pride in being your trusted source for a wide range of proteins, knowing the importance they hold in your research or manufacturing projects. When you choose ART, you can have confidence in receiving not only high-quality products but also expert support tailored to your specific needs. From our humble beginnings in 1986 as one of the University of Georgia’s first start-ups to our recent consecutive Globe Awards for global exports, ART is a small company that is making a difference locally and globally.

 Press Releases

  • Fostering Progress: Fueling a Purposeful Journey for Over 35 Years

    At Athens Research and Technology (ART), our mission has always revolved around People, Purpose, and Proteins. However, there is something else that is close to our hearts—Progress. For over three and a half decades, proteins have been the driving force behind our purpose, enabling scientists around the world to create a lasting impact.

    Since our inception, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to deliver proteins of the highest quality to our esteemed customers. We recognize that their groundbreaking discoveries and transformative advancements heavily depend on the reliability and precision of our products. As the demand for our select proteins grew, we too recognized the necessity to expand our capabilities.

    Through dedicated investments in our exceptional team, state-of-the-art laboratory, and, most crucially, our proteins, we have embraced this opportunity for growth. Now, we can proudly fulfill even larger orders of our most popular proteins, accommodating the escalating needs of the scientific community and life sciences professionals worldwide.

    Our Key Proteins Available for Bulk Orders:

    • Transferrin
    • Immunoglobulins
    • Alpha 2 Macroglobulin
    • Catalase
    • Apolipoproteins
    • Lipoprotein a
    • Chylomicrons
  • Two years into his job as CEO of Athens Research and Technology (ART), John Mitchell is still impressed by the variety of resources Georgia offers companies.

    “We get more help and support in this state than anywhere else I have worked,” he says. “Our international sales went up 39% in 12 months, and that’s because of both local and state resources.”

    Named small company Exporter of the Year for 2022 by GDEcD, ART purifies critical proteins, from both human and animal sources, for use by researchers to better understand disease and develop new treatments, Mitchell explains. Proteins are found in blood and plasma, which may contain hundreds of proteins. Researchers seek particular proteins which ART is able to identify, extract and purify at scale.

    The company was founded in 1986 by noted UGA biochemist James Travis and three local pathologists. It began shipping internationally almost before it was established, Mitchell says. It has 22 employees (soon to be 28) and now ships directly to some 30 countries and has distributors in others. Mitchell credits the more than 1,500 research papers over the past 10 years that have named ART as their source of proteins for helping to spread the word about the company.
  • ART Awarded Prestigious GLOBE Award for Second Consecutive Year

    ATLANTA – May 18, 2023 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) today announced 27 Georgia business recipients of the 2023 GLOBE Award. Managed by the Department’s International Trade team, this state-led awards program highlights Georgia companies that expanded sales to new international markets in the previous year. A full list of winners can be found here.

    “This year’s class of GLOBE Award winners represent the diversity of Georgia’s economy – including the hospitality, financial technology, healthcare and life sciences, agriculture, food and beverage, and manufacturing industries – and the strength of our state’s small businesses,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “Of the 27 recipients, 85% have fewer than 100 employees worldwide, and more than half have fewer than 20 employees total. Their size is more proof of the grit shown by our small businesses. Congratulations to this year’s winners!”

    Recognized for their 2022 export activity, this year’s winners collectively expanded sales to 55 separate countries. Canada, South Africa, Taiwan, and the UAE were the most active new markets. Three outstanding companies were named 2023 Exporters of the Year in the small, medium, and large company categories, with three additional companies being recognized as first time exporters in 2022.

    “Last year, the state recorded a record-breaking $47 billion in exports, demonstrating the rising global demand for Georgia products,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “Our International Trade team continues to diligently work with Georgia businesses to refine their market entry strategies, and we are proud to have worked with 85% of this year’s GLOBE Award winners for at least three years. We are also thankful to our International Representatives who support our global presence, with nearly 60% of recipients entering one of the 12 strategic markets served by an international office.” 

    The GLOBE Awards program began in 2014 to recognize local businesses contributing to Georgia’s economic growth through global trade. Since 2014, GDEcD has presented 323 GLOBE Awards to companies across 46 Georgia counties. The winners built successful market entry strategies demonstrating their commitment, determination, and willingness to leverage export resources.

    “The 2023 GLOBE Awards highlight just a few of the Georgia small and medium-sized businesses that are exploring growth opportunities through international trade,” said GDEcD Deputy Commissioner of International Trade Mary Waters. “These companies are putting in the time, effort, and dedication to realize the benefits of trade, and 88% of this year’s recipients recently utilized the resources our team provides. These resources include anything from market research to connecting with qualified customers, to Go Global Georgia export grants. We are proud of the tenacity of our small business community, and we look forward to what they can accomplish next.”