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December 28, 2022


Ric Hughen CEO of Linshom Medical, Visits the BioTalk Podcast

Linshom Medical CEO, Ric Hughen, joins Rich Bendis on BioTalk to discuss his career, their respiratory monitor, and growing a company in the BioHealth Capital Region.

Listen now via Apple,  Google, Spotify, Amazon Podcasts, and TuneIn

Richard Hughen’s thirty years of medical device experience spans three Fortune 500 and three start-up companies with two successful exits to date. He is currently CEO of Linshom Medical, a start-up that is first to deliver continuous predictive respiratory monitoring (CPRM) to the patient bedside and home.


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EIR Feedback Day - January 18

This free 1:1 virtual session is an opportunity to discuss your company with experts in diagnostics, therapeutics, digital health and medical devices.

If you’re a growth-stage biohealth company looking for unbiased advice on your pitch deck, commercialization strategy, evidence development or entrepreneurial challenges, our EIRs can help.

To request a feedback session, please send a non-confidential pitch deck, and a short description of the input you’re seeking from the EIRs, to Sarah Miller  

The requested information should be received by our office at least 2 weeks in advance, so that we can schedule the appropriate experts. Thank you!



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Emmes Hires Ching Tian in New Leadership Role to Accelerate Innovation

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmes, a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced that Ching Tian has joined the company as chief innovation officer.

Emmes Chief Executive Officer Dr. Christine Dingivan said, "Ching brings a wealth of data and digital experience, which will be immediately useful as we accelerate our transition to decentralized trials. Her role is to work across the company to integrate technology and processes that strengthen the way we'll address clinical trials of the future."


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BHI’s Andy Eckert Featured By Universities At Shady Grove

When I walked out of my last final at the University of Maryland, College Park two decades ago, I remember saying to myself, "That was the last test I'll ever take".” Yet, I am now in my second and final year of the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Pharmacy’s Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program offered at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG).

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Emmes launches cell and gene therapy center

Emmes is dedicating a center to enhance the company’s legacy and depth in cell and gene therapy research.

The company, a global, full-service clinical research organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, noted in a news release that the center will focus on supporting the clinical trials of our clients who are developing cell and gene therapies around the world and across multiple therapeutic areas, including ophthalmology and rare diseases.

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Noble Life Sciences Announces Its Collaboration With George Mason University To Access The National Center For Biodefense And Infectious Diseases BSL-3 Facility | Noble Life Sciences

Sykesville, MD, and Fairfax, VA, December 21, 2020 – Noble Life Sciences (NLS), a preclinical contract research organization located in Sykesville, MD, has signed a Collaboration Agreement with George Mason University (Mason) to access the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID) BSL-3 facility located within their Biomedical Research Laboratory at Mason’s Science and Technology Campus in Manassas. The Agreement enables NLS to perform federal and non-federally funded BSL-3 animal model projects to support the development of new antiviral and antibacterial agents against infectious and resistant pathogens.


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Great minds, innovators, bold thinkers and visionaries come to Montgomery County, MD

Great minds, innovators, bold thinkers and visionaries come to Montgomery County, MD to create something revolutionary. There’s a reason why. We have everything you need to succeed – top talent, diverse thinkers, incredible incentives and funding, proximity to D.C., and much more.

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Twelve Women Who Have Shaped The History of the BioHealth Capital Region · BioBuzz - 2

The BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) and its life science ecosystem have a rich and deep history of pioneering scientific innovation, research, development, and commercialization. The region’s history has been written by life science anchor companies, scientific research universities, government research organizations, rich startup culture, and serial entrepreneurs, all of whom have played critical roles in transforming the BHCR into one of the most innovative and productive biocluster in the world.


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Maryland Department of Commerce 2022 Annual Report by State of Maryland - Issuu

Maryland Department of Commerce 2022 Annual Report


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A dedication to solving unmet medical needs through collaboration – Sound Bioventures

Johan Kördel can trace his decision to co-found Sound Bioventures to a conversation back in 2018. After spending the better part of a decade as senior partner at a venture capital fund, leading investments and serving on many companies’ boards of directors, Kördel felt an increasing need to do something different. He was telling a business associate about how he wanted more independence and direct influence on decisions and the funding processes. “I was having this conversation with my colleague,” Kördel recalls, “and they said, ‘Why don’t you start your own fund?’ And funny enough, I actually hadn’t thought about that before.”




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Merck Digital Sciences Studio Announces the Launch of its First Cohort

On Friday December 16, Merck (NYSE: MRK) today announced the launch of their first biopharmaceutical cohort through the Merck Digital Sciences Studio (MDSS), a collaboration between Merck, Microsoft for Startups, and the New Jersey Innovation Institute, a New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) subsidiary. The 10-month startup accelerator program with direct investments from Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Northpond Ventures, and McKesson Ventures will empower members and enable the generation of innovative digital technologies for drug discovery and development through hands-on mentorship, connection opportunities with industry leading partners, and training in an active entrepreneurial setting. The program includes workshops, mentorship, coaching, subsidized office space, and access to Microsoft's Founders Hub resources, including Azure Cloud computing credits.


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