News and Events - 2/5/15
TOP STORY:  BioMaryland Awards Nearly $1M for Commercialization 
Six Maryland biotechnology companies and a research university each have received up to $200,000 from the BioMaryland Center, an office within Maryland's Dept. of Business and Economic Development, for projects accelerating the commercialization of their technologies. The projects were awarded on a competitive basis with an emphasis on technologies which reduce health care costs and improve patient outcomes: 
  • Brain Biosciences (Rockville) - A compact portable PET scanner for evaluation of patients with suspected Alzheimer's or other neurodegenerative disorders.  
  • GraftWorx LLC (Bel Air) - A "smart" graft that automatically detects critical arterial bypass graft occlusions preventing amputations that occur due to undetected graft failure.
  • JPLC Associates (Baltimore) - A device,  the "Raven," which integrates optical, mechanical and radiation quality assurance parameters for radiation therapy equipment.
  • Mindoula Health (Silver Spring) - A telehealth platform supporting virtual and in-person 24/7 behavioral health case mgmt. services, enabling coordinated collaborative care.
  • Vixiar Medical Inc. (Annapolis) - A noninvasive device to monitor congestive heart failure using a patient's breath..  
  • Zygood (Dayton) - A transcutaneous magnetic stimulation device to be used in the noninvasive treatment of foot, knee and lower back and shoulder pain.
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Baltimore) - A biodegradable nanoparticle therapy enabling effective transfection of patient's stem cells derived from adipose tissue that are applied directly to the post-operative site of brain cancer.  
BioMaryland News
Governor Hogan details plan for small business tax cuts and other changes to support his vision for a more prosperous Maryland in his State of the State address.

Gaithersburg's Emergent BioSolutions, a global biopharmaceutical company, plans to hire 158 employees as it expands its Baltimore manufacturing facility in a project supported by a $2 million loan from Maryland's Dept. of Business and Economic Development

Germantown's Intrexon, a leader in synthetic biology, prices public offering of common stock and expects to raise $100M+.

Rockville's Accelovance, a CRO therapeutically aligned in the areas of Oncology, Vaccines, and General Medicine, acquires Altair Clinical expanding its global presence.

SD Nanosciences, a University of Maryland start-up, received $1M from MedImmune to test and evaluate their technology for vaccine delivery. 

Perceptive Navigation, a Johns Hopkins University medical device start-up wins grant to further develop an image-guided catheter that can be used in complex surgeries.

NIH-funded scientists explore innovative ways to fix flawed body parts by engineering new tissues and organs. NIH also recently committed $8M to study antibacterial resistance. 

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's study of retired National Football League players sheds light on concussion-related brain damage.

NIH provides more information regarding federal $215M Precision Medicine Initiative

Ben Wu has been named the new Deputy Secretary of the Maryland Dept. of Business and Economic Development (DBED). Mike Gill is DBED's Secretary Designee. 

BioMaryland's market research database resources are available to Maryland biotechnology entrepreneurs developing business plans in both Rockville and Baltimore.  To use these resources, please schedule an appointment in advance.
Sign up now to exhibit in the BioMaryland Pavilion at this year's BIO Int'l Conference in Philadelphia, June 15-18th. (Entrepreneurs seeking other opportunities for visibility at the conference also should contact the BioMaryland Center.)
Upcoming Deadlines and Events
      2/6  Coffee with Tech Council of Maryland's CEO - Rockville
    2/10  Fast Forward Open House & Biz Roundtable  (JHU Tech Ventures) - Baltimore
    2/13  TEDCO Funding Briefing - Columbia
    2/19  Lifetime Achievement Gala (TCM) - Bethesda
    2/21  2nd Annual Healthcare Business Assoc. Conference (JUHBA) - Baltimore
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available again in Rockville.  (To use the databases or meet with BioMaryland staff members in Rockville or Baltimore, contact the BioMaryland Center.)

The BioMaryland Center is the office within Maryland's Department of Business and Economic Development which connects life sciences companies, academic and federal researchers with each other and with potential sources of capital, partners, and clients. 

The Center promotes the state's industry domestically and abroad and also provides business plan assistance, market research databases, site selection information, and other resources.    


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