Startup Package for Client Companies

BHI works with a supporting network of renowned professional service providers that share the same vision for growing Maryland’s biohealth sector. These professionals work in partnership with BHI to support client companies achieve their goals. They understand the nature and needs of startup companies, and offer preferred rates for client companies. We are proud to work these esteemed organizations in serving the Central Maryland biohealth ecosystem.

If you would like to become a part of BHI’s network of startup package providers to work with unique companies and projects as evaluated and accelerated through our Venture Commercialization model, please send information no longer than 2 pages stating your qualifications against a category of support and include your preferred pricing in offering these services.

Corporate Legal Services


With more than 600 attorneys in nine offices across the country, Venable is focused on all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and government affairs. Venable is a proud strategic partner of BHI.



Banking Services


M&T Bank has been committed to customers and community for more than 150 years. Founded on the principle of providing exceptional financial products and friendly, personalized service, M&T is more than just your neighborhood bank. Let us help you reach your financial goals with our full suite of bank accounts and lending solutions, including savings accounts, checking accounts, auto and home loans, and more. M&T is the bank of choice of BHI.


Accounting Services


Aronson LLC has been thinking ahead for its clients for more than 50 years. As business advisors to today's most active industry sectors, Aronson's experts provide innovative audit, tax, and consulting services that help clients rethink the way they do business. Dedicated to vision, integrity and excellent client service, Aronson's CPAs, tax professionals and consultants help BHI client companies navigate complex financial matters.


Intellectual Property Legal Services


With over 18 years of experience in the biotech industry, we have an extensive understanding of how biotech companies operate and how to develop overall intellectual property (IP) strategies. Armed with this knowledge and a strong commitment to your success, we quickly become an integral member of your team without the need for time consuming training or the financial burden of hiring a full-time attorney. We are a proud partner of BHI’s Startup Package for client companies.





Grant Writing


We work with scientists and tech companies who need federal grants and contracts. We've helped clients win more than $19 million. For help winning NIH and NSF SBIR grants, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask about our guarantee. And visit our website for a free copy of our annual NIH SBIR Grant Money Cheat Sheet, which shows that SBIR grants can pay more than most people realize.


SoMax Consulting

SoMax Consulting, LLC is a Maryland company that offers multi-discipline expertise at the junction of science and business to assist the early stage biotechnology executive. We specialize in business strategy, competitive analysis, intellectual property management, partnering agreements, commercialization plans and grant writing (SBIR, MIPS, MII, TEDCO, BioMaryland, etc.). Our multi-discipline understanding and familiarity with local resources is key to our client satisfaction.



health-rdHealth R&D is a global consulting and training organization focused on translational research to benefit human health. It helps people and institutions leveragfe their "brain power" into practical and profitable intellectual property. Health R&D's clients rely on its unique INTEGRATED APPROACH to win non-dilutive funding for their innovative research projects. We are familiar with national and international funding sources, both in the public and in the private sectors. Dr. Joana Rosario, Principal serves as an independent reviewer for international sovereign institutions like Portugal Ventures, international accelerators like Growing Global Innovation, and national organizations like BioHealth Innovation.

Preclinical Services

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Nexus Discovery Advisors was founded with the passion to help biotechnology companies, investors, academia and non-profit organizations navigate all aspects of early stage drug discovery and preclinical work. Through detailed diligence, we provide innovative solutions, strategic planning and guidance from project inception to proof of concept and candidate selection. We work with clients to evaluate drug targets, approaches and prior art to establish viability and best path forward.  The advantage of Nexus Discovery Advisors is our team first philosophy that delivers an unwavering commitment and drive to achieve our clients’ objectives.  




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 With the transition from fee for service to payment for value occurring in the U.S. healthcare system it has never been more important for businesses to translate their clinical and economic value proposition into the language and currency of public and private payers. Both CMTP is a proud strategic partners of BHI focused on creating value, expediting time and money, and gaining access. CMTP assists commercialization of the technology of BHI client companies through building their clinical and economic value. 





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jgsJGS is a multifaceted reimbursement consulting group that assist clients nationally and internationally with payer research, coding information, payer alliance strategies, market acceptance and placement.  Including a Reimbursement Strategy in the first draft of your business plan is vital to the success of your business.  We partner with our clients to develop and implement strategic solutions that address barriers to payment for new and existing medical technologies.  JGS develops a plan to approach payers, apply for new codes and influence payment through a comprehensive Reimbursement Assessment.  This assessment encompasses an analysis of competing technologies, new or existing codes, a payer-mix evaluation, and an economic and pricing examination.  JGS combines our experts’ years of experience and specialized market understanding to not only create strategic reimbursement plans, but also provides support through execution of the strategy, from product conception to post-market launch. 



Regulatory/Clinical Services


DP Clinical, Inc. is a privately-held, minority and woman owned contract research organization (CRO) located in Rockville, Maryland serving pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients. DP Clinical provides strategy and advisory services to BHI’s client companies on regulatory, data management, quality assurance and other key clinical protocols. DP Clinical has built a strong reputation for high standards of quality, data integrity, cost-effectiveness and client satisfaction.







Branding and Design

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Aveya Creative is proud to be the first digital branding agency in the nation’s capital dedicated to innovators across myriad industries. Our mission is to transform bold ideas into extraordinary brands. Core services at Aveya Creative are brand strategy, logos and taglines, pitch coaching and design; optimized copywriting, ad creative, press releases, social media management and team training are also part of the mix. In addition to custom projects, we offer on-demand branding and marketing solutions to work instantly with talented humans who complete creative projects to perfection. Our experts are US-based and offer years of experience in each domain. Past projects include the development and implementation of brand strategy and marketing materials for entrepreneurs in diverse industries across the US and overseas -- including startups at WeWork worldwide as well as prominent tech accelerators such as 1776 in Washington DC and Y Combinator in San Francisco.