TEDCO Talks Celebrates 25 Episodes

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TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, released its 25th episode of its virtual series with CEO, Troy LeMaile-Stovall, called TEDCO Talks. The series features LeMaile-Stovall interviewing various thought leaders with connections to Maryland’s innovation ecosystem.

TEDCO and JLABS Discuss Innovation and Workforce Diversity in Maryland

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TEDCO recently launched ‘TEDCO Talks’, a series featuring thought leaders in economic development across the State of Maryland. On May 28th, TEDCO CEO & Executive Director, Troy LeMaile-Stovall interviewed Sally Allain, Head of JLABS @ Washington DC, about the future of the innovation ecosystem and the crucial role that JLABS will play in advancing the BioHealth Capital Region.

Veralox Therapeutics Announces Closing Of $16.6 Million Series A Financing And Announces New Board Members

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Veralox Therapeutics, a biotechnology company developing first-in-class small molecule therapeutics that treat the underlying pathologies of diseases with significant unmet medical needs, today announced the closing of a $16.6 million Series A financing. The round was led by Hatteras Venture Partners with participation from Genesys Capital, Point Field Partners and Alexandria Venture Investments as well as support from previous Veralox investors including Sanofi Ventures, JDRF T1D Fund, Maryland Momentum Fund, VTC Innovation Fund and TEDCO. The Company also announced that Ben Scruggs, PhD, principal at Hatteras Venture Partners, and Jamie Stiff, MBA, managing director at Genesys Capital, will join the Veralox Therapeutics board of directors.

Commission Appoints Amritha Jaishankar, Ph.D. as Executive Director, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF)

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The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission (Commission) announces the appointment of Amritha Jaishankar, PhD as Executive Director, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF).

Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission Announces over $6 Million in Awards to Accelerate Cures

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The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission (Commission) has approved funding to its second round of 2021 recipients for a total of $6,052,901. The Commission has also appointed Amritha Jaishankar, Ph.D., the current MSCRF Director – Programs & Strategic Alliances, to succeed Dan Gincel, Ph.D., as Executive Director of the MSCRF, effective May 14, 2021.

5 Questions with Dr. Amritha Jaishankar, Director, Programs and Strategic Alliances, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF)

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Dr. Amritha Jaishankar serves as the Director, Programs and Strategic Alliances, Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund (MSCRF). In this role, Amritha is responsible for oversight of programs, scientific management, and oversight of the portfolio, as well as MSCRF business development. She works with stem cell scientists across Maryland to develop a collaborative research program and promote commercialization of stem cell technologies.

5 People in the BioHealth Capital Region You Should Know In 2021

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2020 brought about a lot of growth across the BioHealth Capital Region (BHCR) as dozens of organizations responded with urgency to address the COVID-19 pandemic.