What Montgomery County needs to help grow its biotech businesses is more biotech businesses.

Jarrod Borkat, MedImmune’s senior director/head, global external partnerships & collaborations, told an audience Wednesday night that his company could attract more managers and senior level staff if there were more large biotech companies.

“Yes, we might lose some talent, but we’d also gain some talent,” Borkat said.

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Borkat was one of four biotech officials brought together at a forum sponsored by Councilmember George Leventhal to discuss Montgomery County’s business climate for biotech and to find ways the county could improve.

About 50 people attended at the Johns Hopkins University’s Gilchrist Center in Rockville.

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Over the past 8 years, Chris has grown BioBuzz into a respected brand that is recognized for its community building, networking events and news stories about the local biotech industry. In addition, he runs a Recruiting and Marketing Agency that helps companies attract top talent through a blended model that combines employer branding and marketing services together with a high powered recruiting solution.

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