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September 11, 2018

Matt Mulvey, Co-Founder and CEO of BeneVir, sits down with host Rich Bendis to discuss Funding, Licensing, and their new relationship with J&J

Matt holds a Ph.D. in Virology from Ian Mohr’s lab at NYU Langone Medical Center.  He is also an inventor on all BeneVir patents protecting T-StealthTM, the first oncolytic virus to resist both innate and adaptive immunity. Prior to BeneVir, Matt spent 8 years at Sequella, Inc., a clinical stage anti-infectives company. At Sequella, he patented and developed a molecular diagnostic and licensed it to a major clinical diagnostics company. In addition, he designed and executed clinical trials and was involved in the development of Sequella’s antibiotic pipeline from pre-clinical to clinical.

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SERAXIS Inc. announces novel method and cell line that generate highly pure populations of insulin-producing cells capable of reversing diabetes in rodents.

SERAXIS Inc., a privately held regenerative medicine company today announced the successful production of stem cell derived pancreatic cells capable of regulating blood glucose in rodent models of insulin dependent diabetes.

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emocha awarded $1M grant to take a closer look at its technology as it grows - Baltimore

In growing a health-focused startup, Sebastian Seiguer sees the need to keep using technology in new places, as well as validate the results of the work that’s already being done.

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Global Aquaculture Innovation Award finalist: VakSea

Insect larvae-based feed additive/vaccine maker shifts focus to farmed shrimp These trays show R&D scale growth conditions for the insect larvae VakSea uses to produce its immune-boosting proteins.

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Machfu announces move to new Headquarters - Machfu

Industrial IoT solutions innovator Machfu announced today that it is moving its corporate headquarters from the Germantown Innovation Center’s award- winning incubator program to commercial Class A office space in Rockville, Maryland. Machfu’s new headquarters will encompass 5,000 square feet of The Grove 270, a LEED Gold certified and Energy Star-awarded office complex.

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Jeeva Informatics Announces Emerging Focus in OMICS and Precision Medicine – The Daily Telescope

Jeeva Informatics Solutions (Jeeva), a premier healthcare and life sciences informatics company with the vision to democratize precision medicine at community level, is participating this week in the inaugural Total Exposure Health 2018 conference at Bethesda, MD. The conference aims to bridge exposure health with precision medicine.

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Get Expert Perspectives on Real World Evidence – Pediatric Device Symposium

Register now for our 6th Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium on Sunday, Sept. 23, in Philadelphia-- one day before The MedTech Conference powered by AdvaMed as we co-locate again this year.

Join the conversation as our experts dive deep into the topic “Using Real World Evidence to Drive Pediatric Innovation”

Program highlights include a live podcast of “BioTalk with Rich Bendis” featuring Vasum Peiris, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Pediatrics and Special Populations, Food & Drug Administration.

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MC Germantown Campus Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Montgomery College Germantown Campus is celebrating its 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, October 16th at 12:30 PM in Globe Hall. The Germantown community day will be on March 30th from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

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IMET Science-Industry Partnerships Awarded for Maryland Research | imet

Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology scientists have received grants from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program to support new technology product development projects in Maryland. The projects, averaging $90,000 in value, each feature a collaboration between University System of Maryland faculty members and Maryland companies. Projects are jointly funded by both MIPS and participating companies. All funding goes to the university research.

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Nexercise Inc. lost out on Mark Cuban’s ‘Shark Tank’ deal. Now it’s taking on childhood obesity. - Washington Business Journal

Ben Young and Greg Coleman had their 15 minutes of fame when they shook hands with Mark Cuban on ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Then they had another moment in the spotlight, when that deal fell through.

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NIH grants will spur innovation in under-resourced states - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Four new grants will help to move scientific discoveries and technologies out of the lab and into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance human health. Awards for Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Hubs for Institutional Development Award (IDeA) states will total almost $2 million in the first year and potentially more than $13 million over three years, pending the availability of funds. The grants are managed by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Immunotherapy startup moves into the University of Maryland BioPark - Baltimore

After a pair of key milestones this year, a startup working on a new way to treat cancer is opening an office in Baltimore city.

ImmuCision BioTherapeutics is taking office and lab space in the space at the University of Maryland BioPark at 801 Baltimore St.

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The New Fabric of Baltimore - Anchor Ventures

When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 4:00 - 7:00 PM EST

Where: Columbus Center 701 E Pratt St Baltimore, MD 21202

Join us in envisioning a future that weaves together big data scientists with makers, medical doctors with apparel designers, cut & sew craftsman with artificial intelligence coders. An evening of looking back on the textile mills that once built our city and seeing the new mills of tomorrow filled with smart garments, technical textiles and wearables. Visit the displays of Baltimore companies with athletic apparel, high fashion and medical devices made with functional textiles. Most importantly, see how this new fabric of Baltimore engages you.

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Gaithersburg, MD: 2018 10 Best Cities for STEM Workers - Livability

You can’t walk around Washington D.C. for long without meeting somebody who is involved in politics. The same is true for STEM jobs in the D.C. suburb of Gaithersburg, where one in every five employees in the city works in a STEM-related profession. The median salary for those employees is nearly $90,000, which is approximately $37,000 greater than the median income for the city overall.

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Biobuzz Directory - Dr. Carol Nacy, CEO of Sequella, Takes on the Global Crisis of Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR)

For Dr. Carol Nacy, co-founder and CEO of Rockville, Maryland’s clinical-stage antibiotics developer Sequella, it all started with a fascination for things unseen.

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Johns Hopkins climbs in annual college rankings from US News - WTOP

Class has just begun, but U.S. News & World Report has already issued its report card for the nation’s best colleges.

And some familiar local names are up near the head of the class.

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Allogene raises $120M for 'off-the-shelf' CAR-T development - MedCity News

A company started by former executives from Kite Pharma has raised $120 million to develop the next generation of CAR-T therapies.

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Startup Professionals Musings: Grant Applications Often Provide Early-Stage Funding

A critical stage for most first-time entrepreneurs is getting their idea developed into at least a prototype to validate their technology. This process costs money, which professional investors are not willing to contribute, since their interest is in scaling a proven product and business model into a growth business. Investors want potential for a large and timely return, with reduced risk.

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Frederick Innovative Technology Center gets $450,000 in grants – Maryland Daily Record

The Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc., a technology incubator in Frederick, received the most money in fiscal year 2019 grant awards from the Rural Maryland Council's Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund.

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Submit Startups for Corporate Venture and National Angels Funding

University Startups are invited to apply to present at the next Global Corporate Venturing / Global University Venturing event in Houston, TX on November 8-9, 2018. Five startups will pitch to a room of approximately 50 corporate venture groups at this event. University Startups looking for their first investment or later rounds can apply. Startups presenting receive a one-day complimentary pass to attend the conference.

If you are a university with an active startup creation program, this is a must attend event to learn from international thought leaders about best practices in Global University Venturing. See below for the discount code to register.

Startups applying to the NCET2/GCV Showcase will also be considered for investments from the National Angels. The National Angels was specifically created by NCET2 to invest in the Best University Startups. The National Angels invests in companies in the following technical areas: Pharma/Med, Chemicals & Clean Tech, Advanced Manufacturing, and Information & Communication Technology. Investments range from $150,000 to $2 million.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Send your non-confidential pitch deck to Submissions reviewed weekly. Final deadline for NCET2/GCV Houston Showcase is September 30, 2018.

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Useful Stats: Science and engineering R&D at colleges and universities, by state and metro area | SSTI

Federal funding for S&E R&D grew by $7.2 billion from 2002 to 2016, reaching more than $31.6 billion. This represents a 29.4 percent increase during the period, or approximately 2.0 percent per year, according to an SSTI analysis of data from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics. Among states, California ($4.3 billion), New York ($2.4 billion), and Maryland ($2.3 billion) received the most in federal funds for S&E R&D in 2016, while Baltimore ($2.0 billion), New York City ($1.7 billion), and Boston ($1.3 billion) led among metropolitan areas.

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MIT selected as ninth NSF Innovation Corps Node; set to serve the New England region - MIT News

MIT has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as an Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node, and awarded $4.2 million in order to develop programs and resources that will accelerate the translation of fundamental research to practical applications.

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