After more than a year of searching and planning, Seraxis found a new home in Montgomery County. With the assistance of experienced life sciences logistics company BaneBio, Seraxis was able to seamlessly move into its new facility earlier this year without interrupting its plans to scale and guide its lead cell therapy into the clinic.
Montgomery College Biotechnology: Educating Research and Manufacturing Associates and Scientists for the BioHealth Capital Region
Montgomery College, Maryland’s largest and most diverse community college, provides the BioHealth Capital Region with dozens of qualified research and manufacturing associates each year.
The Germantown Innovation Center is home to some of Maryland’s fastest-rising stars in the life sciences ecosystem. Multiple startups found a home in the Montgomery County incubator and benefit from the lab space and the strategic access to federal agencies, nearby thought leadership, and on-campus workforce access.
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.
“What was impossible yesterday is possible today.” Those were the words Dr. Gail Wasserman, Senior Vice President, Biopharmaceutical Development, R&D at AstraZeneca shared with faculty, staff, and students during this week’s PIC MC “Office Hours with the Experts” program.
5 Questions with Martha Schoonmaker, Executive Director, Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC)
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.