AGT’s HIV Cure Cell Therapy Clears First Safety Hurdle with DSMB Nod

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American Gene Technologies’ goal to develop a cure for HIV moved one step closer to reality. After infusing the first patient with its cell therapy candidate AGT103-T, the company announced the Data and Safety Monitoring Board unanimously supported the continuation of the clinical study without modification.

How Matan’s Progress Labs is Delivering Much Needed Biomanufacturing Real Estate Across Maryland

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Matan Companies chose the right time to enter the life sciences manufacturing sector of real estate. The Frederick-based real estate developer is well on its way to delivering the 2 million square feet of manufacturing space it promised through Progress Labs, a project dedicated exclusively to spec properties for life sciences manufacturing.

LucasPye and IndyGeneUS AI Forge Partnership To Address Drug Development and the African Diaspora

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Over the years, minority input in the clinical development of life-saving drugs has been lacking, particularly when it comes to clinical trial participation. That has led to disparities in the efficacy of medications when taken by minority

The Storied 25 Year History Behind the Baltimore Biotech Manufacturing Facility Producing COVID-19 Vaccines

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Emergent Biosolutions’ vaccine manufacturing plant in Baltimore has been the subject of many headlines this past year for its’ role in producing several COVID-19 Vaccines.  However, the history of this facility goes back more than two decades.

Four Blockchain Technologies Expected to Drive Efficiency in Life Sciences and Medicine

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It’s a hot topic in the technology and banking space at the moment. With countries around the world (including the US) exploring Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs), nations like El Salvador accepting Bitcoin ($BTC) as legal tender, and financial institutions exploring various cryptocurrencies for enterprise-level use, it certainly feels like we’re on the cusp of a digital revolution.

Frederick Community College Develops Industry-oriented Pipeline Programs for Talent Recruitment

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We previously highlighted the need for industry-academia partnerships to recruit and retain talent in the BioHealth Capital Region. As qualified life sciences job candidates continue to be in high demand in the region, institutes such as Frederick Community College (FCC)  have stepped up to the plate to help fill the local talent pipeline and diversify the next generation of the workforce. 

Celebrating Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ Community

PRIDE in Life Sciences
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BioBuzz is built on community. For Pride Month we reached out to several friends old and new asking them to share their story. Read on to learn about each of these people and their unique LGBTQIA+ experience. We appreciate their time and willingness to contribute.

Strengthening Workforce Preparedness and Diversity through Academia-Industry Partnership

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The BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) has been witnessing a strong upward growth trajectory in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened the need for increased research, diagnostic and domestic manufacturing needs in the region. But while workforce needs are in demand, the right skills are in short supply.