5 Questions with Chad Schneider, PE, MSE, President & Founder of Root3 Labs

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Mr. Schneider is a mechanical design engineer with over 20 years of engineering experience in the design of complex electromechanical prototypes and products. He earned a BS in mechanical engineering with Honors from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a MSE in mechanical engineering from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on haptics and medical robotics. In 2012, he founded Root3 Labs to focus on practical R&D for the medical device and defense industries.

5 Questions with Ken Malone, Co-Founder, and Principal, Early Charm Ventures, LLC.

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Ken Malone is a co-founder of Early Charm Ventures, a venture studio founded in 2012 in Baltimore (Charm City) that converts science to business. Early Charm specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. They don’t chase quick exits. They build companies that create sustainable value.

5 Questions with Mike O’Mara, VP of Industrial Business Services, Miltenyi Biotec

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Mike O’Mara has more than 27 years of experience in biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing encompassing microbial, mammalian, and cell/Gene therapy manufacturing processes ranging from Preclinical/Phase I through Commercial.

5 Questions with Nick Droste, Supervisor, Emergent BioSolutions Postfill Manufacturing Supervisor

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Andrew Davis is Vice President at Scheer Partners and helps run the scientific real estate practice. Andrew lives in Maryland but assists scientific companies identify, negotiate, and build space in the Biohealth Capital Region, Philadelphia / Greater PA, and Massachusetts.

5 Questions with Tammi Thomas, Vice President, Marketing & Communications at TEDCO

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Andrew Davis is Vice President at Scheer Partners and helps run the scientific real estate practice. Andrew lives in Maryland but assists scientific companies identify, negotiate, and build space in the Biohealth Capital Region, Philadelphia / Greater PA, and Massachusetts.

Frederick, Maryland Life Science Companies Continue to Hire Despite Pandemic Challenges

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The coronavirus pandemic has had profound negative impacts on large swaths of the U.S. economy. However, certain sectors like the life sciences have remained steady or have even grown, as many of these companies have pivoted to producing COVID-19-related tests, materials, therapeutics, and vaccines.

5 Questions with Sara Nayeem, M.D., a Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

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Sara Nayeem, M.D. is a Partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), a large diversified venture capital firm. Sara joined NEA’s healthcare team in 2009 and focuses on investments in biopharmaceutical companies. She serves on the boards of Centrexion, Complexa, Cydan, Imara (IMRA), Tiburio, and a stealth targeted oncology company.

5 Questions with Shruti Abbato, EVP, Business Development, CARMA Cellular Therapies at MaxCyte, Inc.

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Shruti has 20 years of business development experience in the biotechnology industry. She is currently responsible for building and growing MaxCyte’s CARMA Cell Therapies business. Before MaxCyte, she worked with Celdara Medical, Millendo, Medigene, Deciphera, and Human Genome Sciences. Shruti holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry from the University of Maryland.