Connected DMV, a Driving Force Behind Montgomery County’s New Global Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center

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Identifying gaps and bridging them—that’s what Connected DMV’s President and CEO Stu Solomon does best. And now he and his partners are turning their attention to one of the globe’s most important and challenging divides: Preparing for the next pandemic.

Seraxis Eyes the Clinic Following $40 Million Capital Raise

Seraxis cell therapy replaces damaged or lost insulin-producing pancreatic cells
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Seraxis, which is currently located at the Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science & Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC) in the County-owned Germantown Innovation Center is developing its lead therapy, SR-01, to eliminate the need for type 1 diabetes patients to inject insulin. SR-01 is a revolutionary therapy that could impact more than 4.5 million people in the world.

Akan Biosciences Announces FDA Acceptance of IND Application for StroMel™; in Osteoarthritis of Knee

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StroMel™ is a proprietary adipose-derived Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) product. StroMel™ will be frozen and stored allowing multiple administrations with each lot. Although the current IND is for autologous administration, Akan is planning to explore allogeneic applications as well.

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 Questions with Martha Schoonmaker, Executive Director, Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC)

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Martha Schoonmaker is the first Executive Director for the PIC MC Foundation, the entity that develops, manages and markets the Germantown campus on behalf of Montgomery College for company locations. PIC MC is an integrated academic, business, and research campus and is the only community college with a hospital, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, located as the anchor resident partner.

These Seed and Early-Stage Investment Funds in Maryland Are Fueling Life Science Startups

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Perhaps the single biggest challenge faced by startup entrepreneurs and early-stage life science companies is securing the necessary funding to fuel innovation and growth. The BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) life science community as a whole faces a similar challenge when it comes to access to venture capital funding; this challenge has been noted by many BHCR thought leaders and well-documented in a host of BioBuzz stories.

Good News – Featuring Johns Hopkins, Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics – Coca-Cola, and More…

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Courtesy of Luke Daum, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive VP at Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics Good News – Featuring Johns Hopkins, Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics, and More… Across the country, [….]

Coronavirus Pandemic Good News Roundup from Around the BioHealth Capital Region

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett National Institutes of Health
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Coronavirus Pandemic Good News Roundup from Around the BioHealth Capital Region While the number of cases and fatalities continue to devastate communities and families across the globe, recent COVID-19 news [….]