Maryland Tech Council Names Former State Commerce and Labor Secretary Kelly Schulz New CEO

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The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state, has named the Honorable Kelly M. Schulz, a former cybersecurity small business partner, state legislator, and two-time state cabinet secretary, as its new CEO. 

Industry Leaders Share Optimism on the Region’s Life Sciences Economic Outlook Amid Recession Concerns

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To discuss how the Biohealth Capital Region would fare out in a potential recession, and whether it can actually avoid one, the I-270 Innovation Labs brought together an outstanding group of regional experts from across key sectors connected to both industries.

REGENXBIO on Why It’s Better Here

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For Curran Simpson, Chief Operations and Technology Officer at REGENXBIO, Maryland has the “ideal mix” of talent for process development and manufacturing. Because if that, it was a no-brainer for the company to opening of its new Manufacturing Innovation Center gene therapy manufacturing facility in Rockville.
The new 132,000 square-foot-facility was designed to boost manufacturing of the company’s NAV Technology-based adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors at scales up to 2,000 liters. REGENXBIO’s AAV vector platform has been licensed to other companies and was used in the development of Novartis’ Zolgensma, a gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy. With its new site that includes two independent bulk drug substance production suites, a final drug product suite and integrated quality control labs, REGENXBIO is one of only a few gene therapy companies worldwide with a GMP facility capable of production at scales up to 2,000 liters.

Cartesian, BD and REGENXBIO’s Ken Mills Take Home Top Honors at MTC’s Industry Awards Celebration

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The Maryland Tech Council, the largest technology and life science trade association in the state, announced the winners of its 2022 Industry Awards Thursday at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The event, which honored companies, executives, students, and educators in 15 categories, marked the first in-person gathering for the Industry Awards Celebration since 2019. 

Maryland Tech Council Secures $2.5 Million for Life Science Workforce Development Through BioHub Maryland

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The Maryland Tech Council, the largest technology and life science trade association in the state, announced today it has secured $2.5 million in state funding to grow the state’s life science workforce through its BioHub Maryland program. The funding is included in Governor Larry Hogan’s new Maryland Cancer Moonshot Initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment, and research in the state.

Governor Hogan Announces Maryland Cancer Moonshot Initiative; $216 Million in Initial Investments in Comprehensive Cancer Centers, Cutting-Edge Research of Treatments and Cures

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Governor Larry Hogan today announced a new Maryland Cancer Moonshot Initiative to expand and accelerate cancer detection, screening, prevention, treatment, and research in the state. The state is committing $216 million in investments as a down payment to jumpstart this far-reaching initiative to save lives, including the first ever comprehensive cancer center in Prince George’s County.