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August 27, 2019


BHI Immediate Job Opening: Analyst

BHI is looking to add to our team! We have a new opening for an Analyst. Our analysts assist in the evaluation of early-stage technologies and provide strategic planning and operational support for start-up companies. They support the BHI organization by strategically managing and providing information, intelligence and insights that drive critical business decisions. For details on this exciting role and information on how to apply click here.

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BioHealth Innovation would like to welcome John Newby, the new CEO of VirginiaBio
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. You can follow along with VirginiaBio at: Http://

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The big trends in pediatric healthcare innovation from Children's National Health System's Dr. Kolaleh Eskandanian

Kolaleh Eskandanian, PhD, is the vice president and chief innovation officer of Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C.

Here, Dr. Eskandanian outlines the big cybersecurity challenges and how she expects her role as the chief innovation officer at Children's National to evolve over the next few years.

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New Campaign Focuses on Fighting Superbugs

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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Protenus raises $17M in Series C funding round - Baltimore

Healthcare analytics compliance company Protenus raised $17 million in new funding, its leadership announced this week.

The Series C round was led by LTP, which focuses on investments in health IT and services companies. Also participating in the round were Kaiser Permanente Ventures, F-Prime Capital, Arthur Ventures, Lionbird and Providence Ventures.

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Aperiomics closes Series A round led by VentureSouth - Washington Business Journal

This round nearly doubles the Sterling company’s funding raised to date.

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REGENXBIO Announces New License Agreement with Pfizer for the Treatment of Friedreich's Ataxia Using NAV® AAV9 Vector

REGENXBIO Inc. (RGNX), a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company seeking to improve lives through the curative potential of gene therapy based on its proprietary NAV Technology Platform, today announced it entered into a license agreement with Pfizer Inc.

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Kite's CAR-T manufacturing gets another boost with new Maryland facility

With an FDA approval for its pricey CAR-T therapy Yescarta under its belt and more treatments in the pipeline, Gilead’s Kite Pharma was on the hunt for a new manufacturing site to fuel those hopes. The company found it in Maryland.

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This Maryland nonprofit created 3 mobile labs from old shipping containers - Baltimore

Shipping containers are continuing to prove their worth outside of transportation. From serving as a community-connecting space to an urban farm, one organization is now bringing them into education as mobile laboratories.

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Frederick stem cell firm RoosterBio raising $22 million in funding - Baltimore Business Journal

The company plans to double its employee count in the next two years.

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NIH Awards $940K to Johns Hopkins-Led Team for Extracellular Vesicle Research | GenomeWeb

The National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute has awarded an international group led by Johns Hopkins University researchers a $940,000 grant to study extracellular vesicles (EVs) that can be used to diagnose disease, track disease status, and potentially deliver therapies.

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National Leaders in the Life Science Industry - under one roof. Healing the world. We welcome you to join us -Women Building Bio 2019


Inova Center for Personalized Health, Fairfax You’re invited to spend the day with innovative entrepreneurs, professionals and industry leaders. Discover opportunities to help you navigate through a rapidly evolving modern industry & gain access to cutting edge technologies and tools.

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Innovation Districts, Part 2: Interview with Brian Darmody, CEO of the Association of University Research Parks – Information and thought leadership on this dynamic market!

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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Maryland Tops List of States Where People Treat Themselves the Most

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.

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IBBR Request for Proposals (RFP): GMP Biomanufacturing Facility Available - Rockville, Maryland, USA | Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research

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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Hopkins Spinout Graybug Vision Secures $80 million of Additional Funding to Advance its Potentially Transformative Retina and Glaucoma Clinical Programs – Graybug Vision

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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Virginia Beach entrepreneur program selects two new startups - The Virginian-Pilot

A legal services company and a network analytics firm have been selected as the two latest participants in the Virginia Beach Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, economic development officials announced Aug. 5.

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What the Top 10 Biopharma CEOs Are Making

The record-high surge of initial public offerings (IPOs) in biopharma last year was especially good news for CEOs of many of those newly public companies.

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New Mayo Clinic Building To House Life-Saving Lung Transplant Technology, Innovation Hub | WJCT NEWS

Thursday marks the grand opening of Mayo Clinic’s new Discovery and Innovation Building, home to a pioneering technology that will increase the number of lungs available for transplant as well as a new hub for Northeast Florida’s entrepreneurs to get together, share ideas, develop new products and services, and create new companies.

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Precision medicine: 5 things you need to know

The future of healthcare is precision medicine—with the potential to revolutionise healthcare and move from a one-size-fits-all approach to an individualised one, precision medicine is viewed as an emblem of a new age.

LSIPR has discovered the top things you must consider when looking to protect your inventions in the US and/or Europe, plus one issue which matters wherever you are in the world.

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University of Maryland leases space from JBG near Amazon's HQ2 - Washington Business Journal

Maryland's flagship university hopes to forge ties with HQ2.

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