In the last decade, crowdfunding has become a popular way to finance all sorts of projects and products. Biotech is no exception, but many question whether the high risk and long term nature of investing in the biotech industry makes it a good fit for equity crowdfunding.


Maryland Tech Council (MTC) announced today that the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) will continue its partnership with and support of MTC's Venture Mentoring Services (VMS) program. MCEDC has funded the mentoring program for three years and will continue to support it in 2019-to further augment the growth of Montgomery County's target industries-technology and life sciences, while providing a key component to sustain economic growth in the County.


Cerecor Inc. (NASDAQ: CERC), a biopharmaceutical company focused on becoming a leader in development and commercialization of treatments in rare and orphan diseases in pediatrics and neurology, announced today that it has moved its U.S. Corporate Offices to 540 Gaither Road Suite 400 located in Rockville, Maryland. The company had previously been based in Baltimore, Maryland.


The highly touted gene-editing technology CRISPR is facing one of its first real-world tests. As many as 12 patients who live with the blood disorders sickle cell anemia or beta-thalassemia have started enrolling in a Europe-based clinical trial that may serve as an early indicator of whether gene editing will live up to the hype.


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The partners at SR One, a storied corporate biotech VC with investments across a wide range of drug developers on both sides of the Atlantic, are engaged in talks to split away from the pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline, according to sources familiar with a move that’s been in the works since at least late last year.

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