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Just as the drug pricing debate on Capitol Hill is heating up, an important new study, “The Bayh-Dole Act’s Vital Importance to the U.S. Life-Sciences Innovation System,” published by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF), underscores the law’s contribution to the United States’ lead in the life sciences. The report warns that attempts to misuse the march-in rights provision of the law to control drug prices would have serious consequences to our competitiveness and our health.

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  • PR and Marketing – What’s the difference?
  • How do you establish your brand?
  • Are their tips for marketing on a tight budget?
  • What should an effective marketing plan include?
  • How can a strong digital strategy build credibility?
  • How can I get press coverage for my product/service/technology?
  • What type of budget is realistic for marketing/public relations activities?

Learn the answers to these questions and more through the April 4th PathFinder Innovation Program. (There is no charge to attend in person or by videoconference, however, pre-registration by NOON, 4/2 is required).

8:15 a.m. Networking and Coffee
8:30 a.m.  – Issues Overview and Discussion (in person/by videoconference)

  • Pam Clark, Principal, Creative Director - Clark Concepts
  • Warren Ellis, VP of Marketing, Montgomery County Economic Development Corp.
  • Rachel Wojnilower, Digital Marketing Manager – Clark Concepts
  • Jennifer Owers, WebDesigner/Project Manager – Clark Concepts

9:45 a.m. – 1:1 Office Hours (in person/by videoconference)*

This program is cosponsored by BioHealth Innovation, Launch Workplaces, and TEDCO. It is open to anyone in the BioHealth Capital Region.  

To register/for more information, email:  BHI@BioHealthInnovation.   (Please include in your RSVP:  Your company name, your title and contact information, the type of product(s) services you are promoting, and your interest in a 1:1 meeting following the overview session.)

*Attendance at Overview in person/by videoconference is required to participate in 1:1 sessions.

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Sonavex, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on empowered patient care, announced today that on March 8, 2019 it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its EchoSure device to deliver definitive blood flow data on demand.

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Cell therapy is emerging, cell by cell, into the repertoire of medical therapies. However, it still has not broken into mainstream use. For instance, there are only two FDA-approved chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell treatments in the United States: Kymirah, Novartis’s treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and Yescarta, Kite Pharma’s treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Visibility, speaking out, courage and organization. Forty years ago, these were the things that brought the Orphan Drug Act to life. On Sunday, February 24, across the U.S. and India, over 7,000 supporters gathered in the same passion: speaking out and bringing visibility to the more than 7,000 disorders collectively known as rare diseases, organized under the banner of Racefor7USA and its parent organizations, the Organization for Rare Disease India (ORDI) and Organization for Rare Diseases India in the U.S. (ORDIUSA).

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Cutting Edge Lab Space Available

The NIH is the cornerstone to the world scientific community and is the largest life sciences engine in the US.  

Bethesda Bio gives life science companies the ability to be on the doorstep of this invaluable wealth of resources, community, talent, technology, intellectual property, clinical studies. The existing Bethesda central business district provides a vibrant live, work and play environment to recruit and retain the best scientific minds. Over the past two decades, Bethesda has been the center of Montgomery County and the hub of innovation.