When construction is completed this month, 704 QO will offer ready-to-occupy lab/office spaces for companies of all sizes. What really makes this new building stand out isn’t just the fully customizable individual lab units, but the suite of amenities that are tailored to the specific needs of emerging life science companies in the BioHealth Capital Region and the employees that work for them. 


IQVIA™ (NYSE:IQV) today announced the launch of IQVIA™ Biotech and its new approach to delivering tailored clinical and commercial solutions for small biotech and biopharma companies. This solutions suite, supported by more than 1,000 dedicated employees, will deliver simplified operating procedures, specialized teams, and services to provide a more agile way for these innovators to reach their drug development and commercialization milestones. From initial planning to trial design and implementation to market launch and commercialization, IQVIA Biotech delivers a transparent and streamlined process with a deep foundation in science.


AstraZeneca and its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) for MEDI8897, an extended half-life respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) F monoclonal antibody (mAb) being developed for the prevention of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) caused by RSV.


VLP Therapeutics today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an investigational new drug (IND) application for a clinical trial of the Company's VLPM01 malaria vaccine. The Phase I/IIa clinical trial will begin recruiting participants in February 2019, and is designed to assess the safety, immunogenicity and efficacy of the VLPM01 vaccine. The clinical trial will be conducted at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD.


UMD IBBR - 9600 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

February 28, 2019

Unique opportunity to meet 1:1 with multiple SBIR program managers and experts.


8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. – Networking and Registration

8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Program Overviews. Agencies represented:

NSF (National Science Foundation)

NIH NIA (National Institute on Aging)

NIH NCI (National Cancer Institute)

NIH NHLBI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)

NIH NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

US Army (invited)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Writing Specific Aims Page

1:30 – 2 p.m. – Writing Your Phase II Commercialization Program

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.  – Q&A with All speakers

2:30 - 4:00 p.m. - 1:1 – Meetings with Program Managers*

Pre-Registration REQUIRED: RSVP by noon, February 26 at https://tinyurl.com/BHISBIR2019

No charge for entrepreneurs to attend • If seeking 1:1 meeting(s) please include organization(s) in RSVP.

*You do not have to participate in 1:1 meetings. However, to do so, you must attend the overview session in person. 


GetWellNetwork, the Precision Engagement health care company reaching 10 million patients annually, announced today a pivotal 2018 which will propel the company into 2019 as it continues to lead the evolution of patient engagement. The company furthered global expansion efforts, made several executive hires and acquired leading digital health company HealthLoop to catalyze growth in the ambulatory space.


Lung cancer may not be the first thought that crosses the mind when talking about breathalyzer tests. But, what if lung cancer detection were as easy as breathing into a device? That is the goal of a group of researchers from the University of Exeter who have recently taken a new approach to e-nose technology integrated with multi-layered graphene for early detection of lung cancer.

Digital Health 100 LOGO 2018

Explore the 2018 Global Digital Health 100.

The Global Digital Health 100 is one of the HealthTech industries foremost technology awards programmes, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship. It recognises and supports health technology companies that are demonstrating the greatest potential to change the way that healthcare is delivered.


Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE American: RNN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies to improve patient outcomes in cancers that are difficult to treat, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application No. 15/683,408, “Fluorocyclopentenylcytosine Methods of Use.” The patent application covers the use of RX-3117 in a broad range of tumor types that over-express UCK2, the enzyme that activates RX-3117. The company expects the patent to be issued within a few months from the notice of allowance and provide protection to 2036. 


The extremely active lab real estate market is a bell-weather for the upcoming hyper-competitive talent market. Based on the recent real estate transactions and related hiring forecasts, we estimate the range of new positions in the Maryland life sciences market to be between 1,150 to 2,300 new hires in 2019.