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

Alexandria Real Estate Equities Plans 200K SF Lab Building To Kick Off Huge Rockville Project

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Montgomery County is set to consider plans for the first phase of a five-building life sciences project in Rockville.

An affiliate of life sciences giant Alexandria Real Estate Equities filed plans for a 200K SF research and development building as part of an 18-acre project on Darnestown Road. The Montgomery County Planning Board is scheduled to hear the plans on July 29.

5 Questions with Julie Martin, Economic Development Specialist, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

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Julie Martin is a South African born Australian with 20 years commercial facing experience across government, private industry and the not-for-profit sectors. Julie develops investment attraction opportunities for the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation in the state of Maryland, USA and holds a Master’s Degree in International Development from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia.

Surge in Demand Fuels Increase of 1.6 Million Square Feet in Montgomery County, Maryland’s Life Sciences Lab Inventory

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Montgomery County, Maryland, home of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and more than 480 life sciences companies, continues its momentum as a magnet for new life sciences development with a major surge in leasing and investment. With rising demand and just 5.2% availability for the county’s existing lab space, an additional 1.6 million square feet (SF) of lab space is in development—joining the current 10.6 million SF of total lab inventory already in Montgomery County.

5 Questions with Azita Adli, MS, MBA, Manager, QA Systems, GSK

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Azita Adli is a passionate, innovative, and quality-minded professional with 10+ years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry. Azita has held roles within production, investigation, quality systems, and central quality throughout her career, supporting sites within GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK’s) Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.

5 Questions with Ed Radwinsky, MA, SPHR, Biohealth Human Resources Expert

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Ed Radwinsky is a seasoned Human Resources professional with extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Radwinsky has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Maryland as well as a Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Tulsa. Additionally, he possesses a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the HR Certification Institute.

Win the Life Sciences Talent War with Strong Employer Branding

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Biotech, Medtech, and pharma companies of all shapes, sizes, and focus areas are struggling to fill vacancies during a growth boom created by the pandemic and advancements in biomanufacturing, cell and gene therapy, and other bleeding-edge sectors. This ongoing boom has created an uber-competitive talent acquisition and retention environment that’s pushing hiring managers, talent leaders, and c-suite executives to evolve and adopt new talent hiring and retention strategies that give them a competitive hiring edge.

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.

5 Questions with Kathryn Hamilton, MSB, Senior Consultant, Biomedical Positioning, Booz Allen Hamilton, Managing Editor & Senior Staff Writer Bioeconomy.XYZ

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Kathryn Hamilton, MSB is a Senior Consultant, Biomedical Positioning with Booz Allen Hamilton and Managing Editor & Senior Staff writer Bioeconomy.XYZ. She graduated from Calvin University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and a Master’s of Science in Business from the Catholic University of America.