The National Institutes of Health, a Technology Transfer Wellspring

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a critical pillar of the U.S. public health system and a beacon of guidance for healthcare best practices across the globe. This has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 crisis. A lesser-known NIH facet is its long and productive history of technology transfer success.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Kite a Key Facet of Frederick Manufacturing Site’s Work Culture

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One of the leaders in the DE&I biotech space has been Gilead, the parent company of Kite, which launched a robust, action-oriented DE&I initiative in 2019. Gilead and Kite have made concerted efforts to improve workplace culture for underrepresented groups; they currently have programs focused on advancing black leadership, developing diverse talent, building diversity representation goals, establishing pay equity, and working with its partners on DE&I efforts.

Frederick County launches second Biotech Bootcamp after first round’s success

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Several biotech companies worked with Frederick to design the Biotech Bootcamp curriculum and interviewed participants after the month-long program, which they will do again this round. Of the 14 students who completed the first Biotech Bootcamp, ten have landed positions at Frederick County biotech companies, including Lonza, Ellume, and Kite Pharma. Some also accepted positions at Rockville-based Meso Scale Diagnostics. 

Meet Your 2021 BioBuzz Award Winners

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Today, we are excited to announce the winners of our 2nd Annual BioBuzz Awards. The BioBuzz Awards are a celebration of the exciting and groundbreaking work being done by the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) life science community and the individuals that make innovation happen across Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

2021 BioBuzz Awards Finalists

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We’re excited to announce this year’s finalists for the second annual 2021 BioBuzz Awards. These awards celebrate the people and companies across our regional community and their efforts and accomplishments to impact human health and build a stronger biotech community.

Biotech Careers: Everyone Can Take Part in Shaping the Future

Maryland has built “one of the nation’s strongest life sciences industries”.
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The growing life sciences ecosystem in Maryland has become a shining star in the BioHealth Capital Region. The region has seen explosive growth driven by billions of federal dollars aimed at R&D efforts to combat the COVID-19 threat. And that continued growth has become a magnet for a robust supply of life sciences talent that will continue to shape the future of the state and region.

Fall 2021 Biotechnology Symposium

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Engage with representatives from MC Biotech, Frederick Community College Biotechnology, and UMBC TLST and biotechnology industry leaders through our Mondays at 4 pm webinar series!

This semester-long symposium will take place online (via Zoom) from 4:00 – 4:45 pm on select Monday afternoons throughout the semester. Sessions will focus on a variety of topics related to biotechnology in a pandemic.

Fall 2021 Biotechnology Symposium

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Engage with representatives from MC Biotech, Frederick Community College Biotechnology, and UMBC TLST and biotechnology industry leaders through our Mondays at 4 pm webinar series!

This semester-long symposium will take place online (via Zoom) from 4:00 – 4:45 pm on select Monday afternoons throughout the semester. Sessions will focus on a variety of topics related to biotechnology in a pandemic.

Fall 2021 Biotechnology Symposium

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Engage with representatives from MC Biotech, Frederick Community College Biotechnology, and UMBC TLST and biotechnology industry leaders through our Mondays at 4 pm webinar series!

This semester-long symposium will take place online (via Zoom) from 4:00 – 4:45 pm on select Monday afternoons throughout the semester. Sessions will focus on a variety of topics related to biotechnology in a pandemic.

Seven Public Cell Therapy Companies Delivering Opportunities for Investors and Patients

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Cell therapies have grown to become a prevailing field dominating new medical breakthroughs with the promise of treatments and cures for multiple diseases. The biopharma hubs of Philadelphia and Maryland have emerged as important drivers of this new wave of medicine, build on the foundation of renowned research institutes, universities, and a number of successful cell therapy companies who have paved the way forward in this field.