Life Scientists as a Percentage of All Occupations This indicator represents the percentage of life scientists in a state’s workforce. Life scientists are identified from standard occupational codes that include agricultural and food scientists, biological scientists, conservation scientists and foresters, medical scientists, and postsecondary teachers in these fields. A high share of life scientists in a state’s workforce could indicate a robust cluster of life sciences industries such as pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing. States in the top quartile for this indicator also tend to contain agriculture-intensive industries.
BALTIMORE, MD (March 15, 2022) — Global biotechnology business Miltenyi Biotec is expanding its operations in Maryland and transferring its North American headquarters to Gaithersburg. The company is working on expanding its 1201 Clopper Road facility to support additional manufacturing, research and development, quality assurance, and more. Miltenyi Biotec plans to add 130 new full-time jobs in Maryland, giving it a total of 300 employees in the state by the end of the year. “By selecting Maryland for its North American headquarters, Miltenyi Biotec will help us continue growing our industry and further our efforts in remaining one of the top 10 life sciences clusters in the nation,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “We welcome the company’s continued investment in Montgomery County and look forward to supporting their efforts in Maryland and across the globe.” This is not the company’s first investment in Maryland in recent years. In 2014, Miltenyi Biotec acquired Gaithersburg’s lentiviral vector manufacturing company Lentigen Technology Inc., which develops and commercializes therapeutics for stem cell therapies and oncology. In 2017, the company acquired Living Pharma, Inc., a startup of the University of Maryland, Baltimore that develops personalized cell therapy for targeted individuals’ cancers and diseases. Both became part…
CRB, a global architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and consulting firm, with a major office in Rockville, Maryland, has been on the cutting edge of the biotechnology real estate business for over 35 years. Established in 2014 with just 8 people, over the past 2 years CRB’s Rockville office has grown from 50 employees to over 90, says Ben Skowronski, office lead. And they are still growing!
While the pandemic has forced many industries to downsize, biotech companies have had the opportunity — or sometimes the obligation — to ramp up. Just take a look at Catalent Pharma Solutions, the Baltimore-based contract manufacturer. The company has hired over 500 new employees since last March, said Talent Acquisition Specialist Charle’ Lamb during a panel at the Biohealth Industry Day.
Seraxis, which is currently located at the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science & Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC) in the County-owned Germantown Innovation Center is developing its lead therapy, SR-01, to eliminate the need for type 1 diabetes patients to inject insulin. SR-01 is a revolutionary therapy that could impact more than 4.5 million people in the world.
Maryland’s leading vaccine manufacturer, Emergent Biosolutions (Emergent), is a critical cog in the vaccine manufacturing and distribution engine as it has multiple COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing partnerships, including partnerships with J&J and AstraZeneca, among others. Emergent also partners with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), which provided approximately $628.3M in funding to the company as part of Operation Warp Speed.
Launched in New York, two-year-old data science company DrugViu, which has created a comprehensive and diverse Real-World Evidence Platform for immunological research, will relocate its headquarters to Northern Virginia.
Vigene, a gene therapy development company, said it intends to lease a 52,000 square-foot manufacturing space at 14200 Shady Grove Road that will nearly double the company’s existing manufacturing footprint. The new space is in addition to its existing headquarters, R&D, and manufacturing locations that opened in Rockville last year. The additional space from the new facility will allow the company to expand its current headcount of 125 by the addition of 245 more employees.
Lonza’s Walkersville, Maryland site is seeking new talent to support a growing portfolio of exciting projects. As part of this hiring campaign, the Walkersville site is hosting a Virtual Recruiting Event on January 26th so that job candidates can learn more about Lonza, its culture, and the opportunities available at the Walkersville location, which is just a short drive from downtown Frederick, Maryland, one the region’s most popular destinations.
The pandemic changed everything. We live differently, behave differently, and have come to appreciate the little things we might have taken for granted before COVID-19 took hold in the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR).