The Daily Record has named BioHealth Innovation Inc., (BHI) President and CEO Richard Bendis a 2017 Influential Marylander. Mr. Bendis is one of 51 Influential Marylanders who were selected by the publication for their significant contributions to their respective fields and leadership in the state.
“It’s an honor to be chosen as an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. BHI has been working with our partners and other key stakeholders to help make Maryland a leader in the BioHealth Capital Region,” said Mr. Bendis. “Our success in supporting over 800 companies, scientists, and entrepreneurs since 2012 is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire BHI team.”
Click here to view all of the 2017 Influential Marylanders Honorees.
You thought the Shark Tank was tough? The second annual BioHealth Capital Region Crab Trap is now accepting applications!
Submit your application for a chance to be named the company with the most commercial potential at the BioHealth Capital Region Forum.
Deadline for entries is March 24 - Finalists will be announced by April 6 - Regional Biotech Forum Event: Panel Presentation is on April 20
SSTI submitted a letter to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in response to a request for information on the Institute’s investments in early translational research. The letter recommends partnerships and initiatives NHLBI could develop to improve identification of commercializable discoveries, strengthen business and technical development, and facilitate the scaling of innovations and spin-outs. These suggestions are grounded in examples of work by SSTI members. Read the full letter on ssti.org.
On March 1, FastForward 1812 will welcome its first lab tenants. The 15,000-square-foot space boasts BSL2 wet labs; cell culture microscopy and cold storage rooms; shared scientific instruments and more.
Tuesday, March 7th 8:00am—5:00pm
This one-day event will highlight the latest trends in medical devices and technologies and feature resources in the state that help bring products from invention to market. Topics include bioelectronics, cybersecurity for medical devices, convergence of devices and drugs, big data, robotic prosthetics, and additive manufacturing applications. Organizations representing Maryland innovation, entrepreneurial, funding, regulatory, and product scale-up resources will be there to discuss ways that they work with the medical device community.
This event is sponsored by the University of Maryland Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the Maryland Department of Commerce, Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC), FLC Mid-Atlantic Region, National Institute for Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership , and TEDCO.
April 12-May 24
The Angel Venture Forum is changing the way we meet and screen companies!
Over the past few years, angel investors have been placing more capital into fewer companies. Only the top 5%-7% of companies that pitch investors actually receive the funds they’re looking for. Entrepreneurs educated in the capital formation process have the best chance of success. The Angel Venture Forum is one of the top educational series on the topic.
The Maryland Department of Commerce; the University of Maryland, Baltimore; Hood College; Washington College; and Stevenson University have endowed a total of $8.3 million in four new research professorships. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative (MEI), a state program created to spur basic and applied research in scientific and technical fields at the colleges and universities. The schools raised $4.3 million in private funding for each chair and Maryland Commerce approved matching grants of $4 million to support the endowments.
“The groundbreaking research coming out of these colleges and universities is addressing key issues impacting our communities today, from cancer research to sustainable food systems and biofuels,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “We are proud to partner with these world-class institutions to keep our state on the cutting edge of technology and discovery.”
Symbiomix today announced it has hired David L. Stern, MBA, a seasoned biopharmaceutical executive with over 20 years of experience leading the commercialization of treatments in women’s health and fertility, as Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Mr. Stern joins Symbiomix on the heels of the company’s recent submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its drug candidate Solosec™, an innovative antibiotic designed to treat BV. The company hired Taunia Markvicka, PharmD, MBA, as Chief Commercial Officer in 2016 and has been rapidly preparing for the commercialization of Solosec™.
INNOVA-CON 4.0 is bringing its members another great opportunity to meet in person and connect with luminaries in the innovation profession. The meeting, at Booz Allen Hamilton's awesome Innovation center in Washington D.C. is this years location. Content will focus on how to use strategies and methods of innovation to create value. In addition, for the first time this year, we will be live-streaming the event for those who do not have a budget to get to Washington.
For the first time ever, the World Health Organization has drawn up a list of the highest priority needs for new antibiotics — marching orders, it hopes, for the pharmaceutical industry.
The list, which was released Monday, enumerates 12 bacterial threats, grouping them into three categories: critical, high, and medium.
Innovative solutions to wound care, technologies to relieve a strained health care system, a pill that could reverse type 2 diabetes. The path to developing and bringing these and other discoveries and innovations to market runs through the FastForward 1812 innovation hub.
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures opened the 23,000-square-foot flagship space shortly after New Year’s Day. The first tenants began occupying office and co-working spaces the third week of January, and lab tenants will move in March 1. Startups have leased much of the available space already, and what remains has been strategically left empty to accommodate growth among the 18 startup tenants and the arrival of new startups.
Some big ideas seem to appear out of nowhere, but in 2008 Chuan He deliberately went looking for one. The US National Institutes of Health had just launched grants to support high-risk, high-impact projects, and He, a chemist at the University of Chicago in Illinois, wanted to apply. But he needed a good pitch.
He had been studying a family of proteins that repair damaged DNA, and he began to suspect that these enzymes might also act on RNA. By a stroke of luck, he ran into molecular biologist Tao Pan, who had been investigating specific chemical marks, called methyl groups, that are present on RNAs. The pair worked in the same building at the University of Chicago, and began meeting regularly. From those conversations, their big idea took shape.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3pm to 5pm Salisbury University - Academic Commons
How do you know if you've created something unique? What's the best way to protect your ideas? These questions and more will be answered during a free Intellectual Property Workshop. Meet IP professionals and entrepreneurs. Learn the latest intellectual property and innovation protection strategies as well as tips on everything from trademarks and copyrights to patents and trade secrets.
Get a sneak peek of the country's largest, most advanced mobile STEM lab. Please join us for an Open House onboard MdBio's new mobile laboratory, the Mobile eXploration Lab.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 4 - 6 PM
Johns Hopkins University Montgomery Parking Lot
9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Corner of Key West Avenue & Broschart Road. Ample free parking available.
March 14-15, 2017, Washington, DC
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with the Chamber of Digital Commerce announces a health standards and data innovation Code-a-Thon. Code-a-Thon contestants will use open source distributed ledger technology and health-specific standards to address one of the following health IT Tracks:
The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum is a Community of over 5000 CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels, CXOs and other business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Each quarterly CONNECTpreneur Forum mashes up 400+ top founders, investors and business leaders for a morning breakfast event featuring awesome networking, newsmaking speakers, and a showcase of 7-8 exciting early stage companies.
This UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, due to the high quality of our attendees and participants, as well as our programming and unprecedented networking.
Most of the attendees are INVITATION ONLY, and we strictly limit service provider participation in order to maximize the experience for our Attendees and Sponsors.