– Winner to be announced during 2017 BioHealth Capital Region Forum –
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, April 11, 2017 – Five companies have been selected to present in front of a panel of judges consisting of industry leaders during the 2017 BioHealth Capital Region Forum, April 19-20 at the MedImmune campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Founded by BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI) and MedImmune in 2016, the Crab Trap Competition focuses on companies in therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, healthcare services, e-health, mobile health, electronic medical records, health informatics, and biohealth cyber security. The grand prize this year is $10,000, incubation space in either Prince William County, VA or Montgomery Country, MD, and business mentoring. The 2nd Annual Crab Trap Competition is sponsored by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Last year’s winner of the Crab Trap Competition was Sonavex, Inc., a Johns Hopkins University spin-off simplifying point-of-care ultrasound imaging to increase its utility.
You are cordially invited to FastForward 1812 Grand Opening
WHEN: Wednesday, April 26, 20176:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
WHERE: FastForward1812 Ashland AvenueSuite 100Baltimore, MD 21205
PARKING: COMPLIMENTARY SELF PARKING AT ASHLAND GARAGE (CORNER OF ASHLAND AVENUE AND WASHINGTON STREET)
April 13, 2017: All Points, Maryland - Today Startup Maryland announced initial dates and the route for Stage One (April 15 - May 31) of the STRT1UP Road Show, the sixth annual state-wide tour and celebration of entrepreneurship and high-growth innovation-centric startup companies.
Additionally, Startup Maryland is announcing that the first stop on the 2017 tour will be the TCO Labs Hatch Innovation Conference being held on the Homewood Main Campus of Johns Hopkins University from 1:00-5:00pm ET. The event is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. Details and additional information can be found here: http://hatch2017.com/
University of Maryland, Baltimore County defeated nine other finalist teams to win the 2017 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition to become National Champions. The championship was held in San Antonio, Texas, April 13-15, with the top 10 college and university teams from across the nation facing off to protect a network against constant cyber attacks.
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), Maryland’s largest technology trade association, has announced the finalists for its 29th Annual Industry Awards. Winners will be revealed at a celebration on June 1, 2017 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The event, which draws more than 800 executives from the technology and life science communities, celebrates individuals and companies that have made a significant impact in their sectors.
April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
BDO and Crowell & Moring are proud to present a networking opportunity and a panel discussion on IP Strategy for the BioPharma Industry. This is a “must attend” event for hearing and discussing the company perspective from companies engaged in drug, vaccine, biologic, or medical device research and product development. IP and the strategy to procure and sustain it is one of the most critical aspects to revenue generation and commercial success. Our panel members are admired veterans in this field and will present intriguing case studies that will emphasize lessons learned and practical solutions to creating a successful IP strategy.
Located in Rockville town center, ReveraGen is a fast-growing clinical-stage drug development company with a focus on developing therapeutics for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We run under a venture philanthropy model, through collaborations and partnerships with non-profit foundations and government agencies in both the US and the EU. We are currently looking for self-motived professionals to join our young, energetic and diverse team.
Position Open: Project Coordinator
- Takes responsibility and manages defined projects
- Keeps track of and coordinates projects by follow up on tasks and results, tracking and recordingthe projects’ progress by proper tools and software, and reports deviations back to the VicePresident of Operations.
- Creates, revises and implements standard operating procedures
- Produces information by transcribing, formatting, inputting, editing, retrieving, copying, andtransmitting text, data, and graphics.
- Represents the the Vice President of Operations in the absence of the Vice President ofOperations.
- Protects operations by keeping information confidential.
Strand Life Sciences, a bioinformatics company, introduced liquid biopsy test portfolio called Strand LB that helps in highly sensitive detection of tumour traces from a simple blood draw.
While tumours are usually assessed through invasive biopsies or through radioactive scans, this test will ensure early and precise indication of tumour presence, cancer recurrence, and response to therapy, said the company in a statement.
Inova Health System’s Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) is betting big on personalized and precision medicine.
And the Falls Church, Virginia, organization is hiring to ensure that bet pays off. Current openings include clinical researchers and genetics counselors, but they’re also looking for a senior cloud systems engineer, a bioinformatics software engineer and a personalized medicine data architect to support researchers and clinicians.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has pumped $6.25 million into the new Center for Engineering Complex Tissues (CECT), a tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting lab that will be run by Rice University, the University of Maryland, and Wake Forest University starting April 15.
Until the myth of the fountain of youth proves true, regenerative medicine is the best hope we’ve got for fixing failed body parts and, as a result, living longer. Scientists won’t be able to bottle forever. They are, however, working on engineering human cells, tissues, and organs that can repair themselves.
As my syringe presses against the skin and muscle surrounding a patient’s knee joint, I feel a brief resistance. A gentle increase in pressure, though, and the needle pops through, ready to inject the drug. But this isn’t a real patient or syringe – they’re both virtual.
I am taking part in a training simulation created by a London-based firm called FundamentalVR. It allows me to view my patient in virtual reality and perform knee surgery with a stylus that gives haptic feedback, so I can feel the different layers of tissue. The simulation is designed for surgeons who must learn how to properly inject a drug during surgery to provide post-operative pain relief.
Veni Vidi Vici. It translates into English as “I came, I saw, I conquered.” It also happens to be the name chosen by one of the winners of the recently held America’s Got Regulatory Science Talent Competition.
FDA recognizes that young scientists are our future. Now in its fifth year, America’s Got Regulatory Science Talent is one of a number of initiatives FDA supports to encourage young scientists to pursue careers in the rapidly maturing field of regulatory science.
April 27-28, 2017 - Washington, DC
Secure your spot today at the 8th Annual Health Datapalooza, the gathering place for people and organizations creating knowledge from data and pioneering innovations that drive health policy and practice. The Datapalooza takes place April 27-28, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Join us at this exciting event and gain new knowledge on the use of health data to improve health outcomes, learn about the newest, most innovative and effective uses of health data, and network with peers offering diverse voices and perspectives in the field.
APRIL 27, 2017 TO APRIL 28, 2017
Host: Tech Council of Maryland
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda,Maryland 20852
Time: 8:00am to 1:00pm
Presented by the Tech Council of Maryland, Bio+Tech17 Conference reflects the changing landscape where life sciences and technology converge by bringing together more than 500 professionals in both fields so that they may meet and forge new partnerships that will lead to great new discoveries. Bio+Tech17 Conference will continue to bring together the life science and technology sectors to meet and leverage the talents of the other to grow their organizations and their industry.
Celebrating 25 years promoting trade and investment between Maryland and Israel
Honoring MIDC Executive Director Barry Bogage with the Hanan Y. Sibel Maryland/Israel Business Leadership Award for 25 years of dedication and professional excellence
Remarks by Governor Larry Hogan and Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer (invited)
MIDC Members $100*
Heavy hors d’oeuvres – Dietary Laws Observed
*Higher level members receive complimentary tickets and ad in 25th Anniversary Program Book. You must be a confirmed 2017 member.
Become a 2017 Member and honor Barry Bogage and the MIDC's 25th Anniversary. All 2017 members will be listed in the 25th Anniversary Program Book. To join the MIDC click here and then register for the 25th.
Proceeds to benefit Maryland/Israel Business Initiatives
For questions about the 25th Anniversary, Ads in the Program Book or 2017 Membership please contact Nancy Boguslaw. All ads for the Program Book must be received no later than March 28th. 2017 Members wanting to be recognized on a special honor roll page need to confirm membership by March 28th.