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.

Bethesda Beat Opinion: Pandemic has underscored how crucial the life science workforce is

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Doctors, nurses, and other health care workers have demonstrated heroic efforts on the front line of the fight against COVID-19. As a result, many students are even more motivated to pursue these careers.

The Life Sciences Expansion Capitol: How Montgomery County, MD, Became a Top Life Sciences Destination

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AUPH)
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Last month, I was chosen to speak on a panel with leaders in the biotech industry and we all had two things in common: a great appreciation for this emerging life sciences region along with office headquarters in Montgomery County, MD.

Regional Collaborations Emerge to Address the Biomanufacturing Workforce Crisis

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We have been covering the biomanufacturing workforce at length this year because it remains one of the most important topics for companies in today’s near full-employment job market.

Maryland Governor Hogan Tours Site of Future Novavax Headquarters in Gaithersburg

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Governor Larry Hogan today toured the site of the future Novavax headquarters in Gaithersburg and celebrated the unveiling of plans for the new campus. Novavax is a clinical stage vaccine company that works to deliver novel products to prevent a broad range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

Judy Costello Appointed as Special Projects Manager, Office of the County Executive at Montgomery County, Maryland

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The Office of the County Executive at Montgomery County, Maryland recently announced the appointment of Judy Costello as Special Projects Manager. As Special Projects Manager, Judy supports a wide range of business and economic development-related projects (i.e., business/large employer recruitment and retention, education and workforce, small business and innovation, climate change, and transportation). Her focus covers multiple industries within the County.

Montgomery County, University System of Maryland, and Montgomery College Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Expand County’s Leadership Role in Life and Regulatory Sciences Education and Innovation

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Montgomery County, the University System of Maryland and Montgomery College will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create the Montgomery/Maryland Life Sciences Education and Innovation Partnership to facilitate collaboration among industry and the academic partners on cutting-edge research, and allow students from across Maryland opportunities to gain work experience and conduct translational research with Montgomery County’s industry leaders. It is envisioned that the Montgomery/Maryland Life Sciences Education and Innovation Partnership will guide the future of post-pandemic education leveraging existing assets to create an economic development powerhouse for Maryland in life and regulatory sciences.

NIH NCI Building T30 Cell Processing Modular Facility

TIL Cell Processing Modular Facility
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The Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) Cell Processing Modular Facility is the first large-scale, fully prefabricated and modular multi-module cGMP manufacturing facility of its kind ever built in the United States. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) will utilize the facility to deliver cutting-edge cancer treatment.