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Vaccitech, a clinical-stage T cell immunotherapy company developing products to treat and prevent cancer and infectious diseases (ID), announced today that it has appointed Bill Enright as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Enright succeeds Tom Evans, MD who will make a planned transition to the role of Vaccitech’s Chief Scientific Officer.

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America's Seed Fund (the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs) annually provides approximately over $3 billion in non-dilutive early-stage technology funding. The SBIR Road Tour is an opportunity for tech innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers to learn how to access this funding, meet one-on-one with decision makers, and connect with local state innovation ecosystem members. This one-day event will provide attendees, including women and minority entrepreneurs, the opportunity to engage with representatives from various SBIR/STTR agencies.

If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity!

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The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) is interested in proposals to lease a biomanufacturing facility configured to produce biologicals under cGMP conditions in compliance with FDA requirements for phase I/II clinical trials. The facility is also equipped to perform process development research, pre-clinical manufacturing for material necessary to conduct IND-enabling toxicology studies, Proof of Concept (POC) studies, and process demonstration in advance of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) manufacturing. IBBR is a joint research enterprise between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Graybug Vision, Inc., a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing potentially transformative long-acting therapies for ocular diseases including wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), retinal vein occlusion (RVO), and primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), today announced the securing of an $80 million Series C financing.

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Leading scientists, public policy experts, and biotech industry leaders joined forces today to launch "Working to Fight AMR," a coalition working to raise public awareness of the growing threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Working to Fight AMR will also advocate for policies that catalyze the creation of new medicines.

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This article is the second in a 4-part series. Part 1 offered background on innovation districts—what they are, where they’re located, how colleges and universities relate, how P3s relate, etc. Part 3 will look at why schools might want to and might not want to consider pursuing an innovation district. Part 4 will feature an interview with Dr. Jane Talkington, scholar of innovation districts for higher ed. 

What is the difference between research parks and innovation districts?

Darmody: The terms are somewhat interchangeable, but essentially, innovation districts generally are more urban in nature with mixed-use amenities, whereas traditional research parks grew up around universities and are in rural, suburban, and urban areas, such as Boston and Austin, but also Lincoln, Nebraska, and Champaign, Illinois. When it comes down to it, though, they share a base concept: Schools and other anchor institutions are trying to build space-placed entities, and corporations come to the university for things like talent.

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BHI is looking forward to working and partnering with you. We also want to thank his predecessor, Jeff Gallagher, for his 7 years of service. Thank you for your work to help build the BioHealth Capital Region and its efforts to become the Top 3 by 2023.
 
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Treat yourself is a movement among millennials. But it's something that literally any age group can enjoy. These days with so much negative news, Americans are proactively looking for moments of happiness to boost their moods.

Whether you're getting a mani-pedi, playing your favorite mobile games, lounging at the pool, or visiting your favorite restaurant, there’s positive health benefits associated with giving yourself a bit of “me time.”

The mobile gaming experts at Fort Mason Games— the female run mobile gaming company that creates games designed to help people relax, destress, and socialize— know how important it is to do something nice for yourself once in a while.

That's why they commissioned a national survey to find out what Americans think about these occasional respites from routine. Mobile gaming is just one of the ways people choose to treat themselves regularly, taking time to do something special just for themselves!

Here’s some of the ways Americans treat themselves:

WASHINGTON, COLORADO, MARYLAND ARE THE TOP 3 INDULGING STATES. With 93% of Washingtonians (the state, not the district) saying they treat themselves the most, it tops the list-- though Colorado (91%) and Maryland (90%) are hot on their heels.