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.

Maryland Showcases Life Sciences Ecosystem at BIODigital 2021

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When the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) convenes its annual trade show this month, Maryland’s life sciences ecosystem, which played a significant role in combating the global COVID-19 pandemic, will be on full display.

Anchor Ventures: Shock Trauma & Emergency Medicine Technology

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Trauma, Wound Care, and Emergency Medicine Technology – Impacts in Maryland Dive into Baltimore’s shock trauma and emergency medicine technology ecosystem in a two-part series. Learn about the technologies that [….]

Biotech Workforce Development Task Force Eyes Potential Engagement of Younger Talent Pool

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Within the next five years, there are expected to be hundreds or thousands of positions opening in the Maryland life sciences ecosystem. And that number is likely to continue to grow. In order to ensure an abundance of available talent, introducing teens to career opportunities in the biopharmaceutical industry may be necessary.

Vigene Biosciences Plans Major Expansion in Maryland, Adding up to 245 Jobs

Vigene Biosciences Expansion 245 New Jobs
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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.

5 People in the BioHealth Capital Region You Should Know In 2021

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2020 brought about a lot of growth across the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) as dozens of organizations responded with urgency to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

5 Questions With… 2020 Recap

5 Questions With 2020
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In 2020 we introduced a new series titled “5 Questions With…” in an effort to spotlight individuals from across the BioHealth Capital Region and beyond. Providing this platform has allowed us to help share the stories of industry peers and show that there isn’t a single “right” way to becoming an industry success.

Meet Your 2020 BioBuzz Award Winners

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Today, we are excited to announce the winners of our inaugural 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.

One-Fourth of Maryland’s Future 20 are Life Science Companies

Life Science Innovation in Maryland
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Maryland’s Future 20 Up-and-Coming Startups include five Life Sciences companies on the cutting edge of developing life-changing therapies and treatments for various illnesses. Five of 20 companies included in the list also highlight the state’s Life Sciences ecosystem’s strength.