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November 28, 2017

Tech Council of Maryland CEO Tami Howie Interviewed on New Episode of BHI Podcast - BioTalk with Rich Bendis

Tami Howie, Chief Executive Officer at The Maryland Tech Council, joins Rich Bendis for the third episode of the new podcast series. BioTalk with Rich Bendis features conversations with some of the most accomplished and exciting business, academic, and government leaders in the biohealth industry. Over the past 20 years, Tami has helped technology companies grow in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationwide from startup to public companies and beyond. Tami has been involved with the successful exits of over 150 companies and has represented technology companies, investors, SBICs and underwriters such as JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.

Listen now on iTunes, Google Play, and TuneIn

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Philips expands its Radiology Solutions portfolio with the acquisition of UMB's Analytical Informatics, Inc.

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that it has acquired US-based start-up company Analytical Informatics, Inc., complementing its own innovation initiatives to expand its current offerings and accelerate the roadmap for Philips Radiology Solutions. Analytical Informatics’ products and capabilities, which include vendor-agnostic, advanced workflow tools and applications, strengthen Philips’ PerformanceBridge portfolio of operational performance solutions to optimize assets, uptime, utilization, practice, compliance and staff at the imaging department and enterprise levels. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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emocha's work on opioid treatment gets first private clinic partner - Baltimore

emocha is bringing its work on opioid addiction treatment into the clinic.

Dallas-based Pathway Healthcare recently signed on to use the mobile health startup’s platform. Pathway operates a network of clinics, becoming the first private partner to use the technology. It comes as officials have called for an all-hands-on-deck approach to address the opioid crisis. A treatment center in Jackson, Tennessee, was the first to begin using the platform, according to the startup.

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Northrop Grumman, UMBC partner on cyber-focused mentorship program - Baltimore Business Journal

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's cyber incubator are launching a new mentorship initiative to help growing cyber startups gain access to advanced technology resources.

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Final BioBuzz of 2017 with BHI

When: December 20th, 2017 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Bar Louie 150 Gibbs St. Rockville MD 20850

Join BioBuzz and annual sponsor Biohealth Innovation, Inc. to celebrate the holiday season and last BioBuzz event of the year. The celebration will be at Bar Louie in the Rockville Town Center on December 20th, 2017 from 5 - 7pm. Only a 5 minute walk from the Rockville Metro, please join us for this exciting event.

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The hole in the middle of venture capital - The Washington Post

I regularly hear people complain that our region lacks venture capital. Last week I asked members of our entrepreneurial community about this perceived funding gap and what they thought we should do about it.

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France Recognizes Contributions of UMD’s Colwell with Appointment to the Legion of Honor | UMD Right Now :: University of Maryland

Rita Colwell, a Distinguished University Professor in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), has been awarded the rank of Chevalier (Knight) in the Legion of Honor by decree of the President of the French Republic. Colwell was presented the Insignia of Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France to the United States, in a ceremony on November 20 at the ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C.

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Massachusetts leads US states in the new economy index, Maryland ranks 6th - The Next Silicon Valley

A study of the 50 US states provides an index to indicate which states are leading in the ‘new economy’, and which are falling behind. It also reveals clear patterns, proposing ‘winning’ policy formula for economic development.

The top five states in the index are Massachusetts, California, Washington, Virginia, and Delaware. The five lowest-scoring states, from 46th to 50th, are Louisiana, Wyoming, West Virginia, Arkansas, and Mississippi.

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Lab space in Maryland

Are you seeking lab space in Maryland?  Limited incubator and small (1,200-3,400 sq. ft.) lab space is available directly and through subleases in various locations from Montgomery County to Hagerstown, Frederick to Baltimore.  For more information regarding this space, contact

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Science in the City, Thursday, November 30th - UM BioPark

When: Thursday, November 30 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Where: Life Sciences Conference Center 801 West Baltimore Street

Please join the BioPark's Monthly Networking Event. Mingle with our honored guest, Alex Triantis, Dean of Robert H. Smith School of Business, Smith School faculty, students and alumni, BioPark tenants, and UMB faculty & staff.

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Study of internal grant proposal review processes demonstrates major return on investment

The stakes for research grant applications are high in today’s competitive funding environment. Yet applications are often submitted to external funding agencies before they pass any kind of internal review process. A new study from Columbia University’s School of Nursing suggests that institutions benefit from helping researchers write better grants. Specifically, it found that pilot grant applications that underwent an internal review were twice as likely as nonreviewed applications to receive funding.

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How Making A “Reverse” Bucket List Can Make You Happier

As someone who loves to travel, I have a pretty intense bucket list of places I want to go to, sights to see, and events to attend. Right now, I have about 10 different countries I want to visit, and I need to squeeze in a drawing class to better hone my artistic skills, too. I also want to challenge myself at work by pitching and writing for different publications, and there’s a handful of musicians I want to see perform live at least once in my lifetime. Oh, and did I mention that I someday want to try reading my poetry at an open mic night?

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Small Business Innovation Research Program Phase I (SBIR): December 4th Submission Deadline - National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program- also known as America's Seed Fund powered by NSF - provides small businesses with equity-free funding to conduct research and development (R&D) work. The funding is intended to allow recipients to bring innovative new products and services to market that drive the commercial success of the small business. The NSF SBIR program seeks innovative proposals that show promise of commercial and societal impact in almost all areas of science and technology.

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CONNECTpreneur Forum, Dec 13 Blockchain & More! Tickets, Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 7:00 AM - Eventbrite

DATE AND TIME: Wed, December 13, 2017 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST

LOCATION: Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park 3111 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, VA 22042

Our CONNECTpreneur Baltimore Forum on November 16 was another sell-out. We had 380 business leaders, 8 awesome presenting companies, and epic speakers! Guests enjoyed a morning of insight, conversation and connections!

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