MyMD Takes on Inflammatory-Related Diseases with MYMD-1

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While still in the early stages of development, Baltimore’s MyMD Pharmaceuticals lead therapeutic compound MYMD-1 appears to have the potential to be a pipeline in a pill that can play a role in multiple autoimmune and fibrotic diseases where inflammation plays a key role.

Mason’s Michael Buschmann and team at start-up AexeRNA Therapeutics Inc. pursue patents for improved COVID-19 vaccines

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George Mason University bioengineering professor Michael Buschmann and a team of scientific collaborators have devised improved lipid nanoparticle technologies to deliver mRNA that could make mRNA vaccines such as the COVID-19 vaccines less costly, with fewer side-effects and more available worldwide.

Emergent BioSolutions to Resume Manufacturing Covid-19 Vaccine at Bayview Facility

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Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is allowing Emergent’s Bayview manufacturing facility to resume production of Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Covid-19 vaccine bulk drug substance. This resumption of manufacturing follows extensive reviews by FDA, weeks of diligent work, and close coordination with J&J and FDA to execute on Emergent’s quality enhancement plan.

MaxCyte Announces Pricing of Upsized Offering and Approval to List on the Nasdaq Global Select Market

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MaxCyte, Inc., (LSE: MXCT, MXCN), a leading provider of cell-engineering platform technologies, today announced the pricing of its upsized offering of 13,500,000 shares of common stock at an initial offering price of US$13.00 per share (the “Offering”).

BXP Life Sciences Expands with Montgomery County, Maryland Acquisition

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Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE: BXP), the largest publicly traded developer, owner, and manager of Class A office properties in the United States, announced today that it has agreed to purchase the Shady Grove Bio+Tech Campus in Rockville, Maryland. The property includes seven existing buildings comprising approximately 435,000 square feet across 31 acres in the Shady Grove life sciences cluster, a highly desirable location for leading and emerging companies in the biotechnology sector.

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Announces Agreement to Acquire Infectious Disease R&D Facility in Frederick, MD to Accelerate Development of Vaccines and Antiviral Drugs

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Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: TNXP) (Tonix or the Company), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the signing of a Purchase and Sale Agreement to acquire an approximately 48,000 square foot research and development (R&D) facility in Frederick, MD to support Tonix’s expanding infectious disease pipeline, including TNX-1800, a live replicating viral vaccine designed to protect against COVID-19, TNX-801, a live vaccine designed to protect against smallpox and monkeypox, and TNX-3500, a small molecule antiviral to inhibit replication of SARS-CoV-2.

USP, NIST & NIIMBL Researchers Collaborate to Improve Measurement of Viral Vectors Used in Cutting-Edge Gene Therapy

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The United States Pharmacopeia (USP), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) have announced a research collaboration to assess analytical methods and develop standards for adeno-associated virus (AAV), an important mechanism for delivering gene therapies.

Matan Companies Breaks Ground on Progress Labs At Riverside I in Frederick

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Matan Companies has broken ground on the third of its six Progress Labs developments along the I-270 corridor, Progress Labs at Riverside I in Frederick, Maryland. The speculative project, slated to deliver in the Fall of 2022, will total 215,000 square feet comprised of a single story 118,000 square foot biomanufacturing building, along with a three story 96,000 square foot support building to accommodate additional manufacturing, lab, quality control, administration, and support space. The facility will bring in excess of 1,000 new life science jobs to Frederick.

HemoShear Therapeutics Announces First Two Patients Dosed in Phase 2 Study of Oral Small Molecule HST5040 for Methylmalonic Acidemia (MMA) and Propionic Acidemia (PA)

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HemoShear Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical stage company developing treatments for rare metabolic disorders, today announced that the first two patients have been dosed in the HERO (HElp Reduce Organic Acids) Phase 2 clinical trial of HST5040, an oral small molecule drug being investigated for the treatment of patients with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA) and propionic acidemia (PA). This trial seeks to advance the first oral therapy designed to directly address underlying biochemical causes of these rare and life-threatening diseases.