Baltimore Medtech Sector a Key Asset for Ascending Biotech Cluster, Part Two

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This is Part Two of our series on the vibrant Baltimore medtech ecosystem gaining significant momentum in Baltimore. Part One featured five exciting companies, including CoapTech, JuneBrain, ClearMask, LifeSprout, and NextStep Robotics. 

Life Science Development Projects Position Baltimore BioMed Ecosystem for Boom

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The Baltimore biotech ecosystem is thriving. And new, big and bold life sciences development projects are in the works, leading many to project Charm City as the next sector of the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) to boom.

Medical device companies find an ideal home in the UM BioPark

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In 2003, a group of University of Maryland officials approached then-mayor Martin O’Malley with a development plan for vacant land along West Baltimore Street, adjacent to University of Maryland, Baltimore’s campus. Today, this ambitious project, the University of Maryland BioPark, boasts nearly three dozen life science companies, ranging from leading global firms to mature companies to early-stage ventures.
In recent years, the BioPark has attracted a cluster of early-stage medical device companies. For these young companies, the BioPark offers something even more important than a corporate headquarters: a location on UMB’s campus and in the heart of Maryland’s biomed ecosystem.
“The real magnet to coming to our research park is the University of Maryland, Baltimore,” said UM BioPark Executive Director Jane Shaab. “As a leading academic medical center, the quality and scope of research going on here is what companies want to access.”

CoapTech Announces IDE Approval from FDA to Initiate Clinical Trial for its PUMA-G Peds System for Pediatric Gastrostomy

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CoapTech, Inc, a medical device company focused on delivering transformative solutions for minimally-invasive surgery, announced today it has received an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a clinical trial for its PUMA-G Peds System, a device designed to provide a safer and more efficient way to place feeding tubes in children.

Three Local Biotechs Focused on Improving Military Performance and Medical Care

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Biotech companies focused on developing biodefense products and measures are well known throughout the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR). Companies like BioFactura, which is developing a smallpox therapeutic, and Emergent BioSolutions, which is advancing an anthrax vaccine, are two regional organizations BioBuzz has covered extensively. 

Ezekiel Kelley Joins Workforce Genetics as Director of Operations and Workforce Development Solutions

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Workforce Genetics welcomes Ezekiel Kelley as the new Director of Operations and Workforce Development Solutions. Ezekiel will establish and implement efficient operating systems to drive growth across the whole organization – including the Recruiting and BioBuzz divisions. Additionally, he will be the head architect for building innovative new workforce solutions; including a new online community and talent marketplace that seeks to expand access to virtual workforce development and education tools, increase career mobility, and democratize access to rewarding life science careers. 

Maryland Real Estate Roundup 2021

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This year, Maryland continued to prove why it’s becoming one of the strongest biohealth clusters in the country. The state’s commitment to businesses in the life science, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries has continued as both the private and public sectors work to meet the demand for more space. Here are a few of the biggest real estate projects in Maryland in 2021. Some of these projects are still under construction, while others were unveiled this year.