Altasciences Continues Building Expansion with Additional Location in Philadelphia

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Altasciences today announced the continued expansion of their formulation, manufacturing, and analytical services facilities in Philadelphia, PA. Altasciences, an integrated drug development solution company offering pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide a proven, flexible approach to preclinical and clinical pharmacology studies, including formulation, manufacturing, and analytical services, launched a second building project to increase its capacity and meet the ever-growing needs of its clients.

BioHealth Innovation Adds Diane Ignar, Ph.D. and Dr. Loleta Robinson as NIH New Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

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BioHealth Innovation Inc. (BHI) announces the addition of Diane Ignar, Ph.D., and Dr. Loleta Robinson to the expanding Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) team. The Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program at BHI ensures that disruptive technologies receive all the resources required to transform the technology from a discovery into a commercially relevant product and eventually have a measurable impact on human health. The program was created to support scientists, early-stage startups, and licensed technologies to provide them with access to these resources. Diane will work with NIH’s National Institute on Aging, and Loleta will work with their Office of Extramural Research.

Arcellx Announces Kate Aiken as Chief People Officer

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Arcellx, a privately held clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced the addition of Kate Aiken as Chief People Officer. Kate is an accomplished human resources business leader who brings more than 20 years of cross-industry experience, building and managing high caliber HR organizations and partnering with business leaders to support the growth of industry leading companies.

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics Appoints Robert J. Hopkins, MD, MPH & TM, FACP, FIDSA, to Chief Medical Officer

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Robert J. Hopkins, MD, MPH & TM, FACP, FIDSA, is a highly regarded medical and research professional in infectious diseases with over 25 years of industry experience

Margia Argüello Appointed as Sr. Business Development Manager, BioHealth and Life Sciences, Office of Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship at Maryland Department of Commerce

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The Maryland Department of Commerce has appointed Margia Argüello as Sr. Business Development Manager, BioHealth and Life Sciences, Office of Strategic Industries and Entrepreneurship. She has been tasked with cultivating and coordinating opportunities to expand, retain, and attract biohealth and life sciences businesses in Maryland. This includes the development and implementation of programs and initiatives to address the needs of the industry, such as talent attraction and workforce development; capital investment activity expansion; as well as technology transfer and commercialization strategies. Margia will also be working closely with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and early-stage life sciences companies to navigate the resources available to them throughout the Maryland life sciences ecosystem.

Montgomery College’s BioTrain Offers Engaging and Valuable Professional Development Programming for Life Science Professionals

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BioTrain is a sector partnership of biotechnology companies, government entities, and nonprofit organizations led by Montgomery College that collaborates to shape a technical workforce that is ready for today and tomorrow. The program is located at Montgomery College’s Bioscience Education Center (BEC) and is a critical element to the BioHealth Capital Region’s (BHCR) workforce development ecosystem.