Hood College Receives $2.3M from Hodson Trust in Annual Gift – Hood College News

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Hood College is proud to announce that The Hodson Trust has gifted $2.3M to the College for use in the Hodson Science and Technology Center expansion project.
This project includes a 32,000-gross-square-foot addition, which includes a new Biomedical Research and Training Center to accommodate growth in STEM programs. The Hodson Science and Technology Center was originally constructed in 1957, with additional renovation projects completed in 2000 and 2014.

In Conversation: Kelly Schulz, CEO, Maryland Tech Council

Maryland Tech Council
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The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is the largest support organization for technology and life sciences companies in the state. MTC creates and supports initiatives, from events to workforce development, that bring the entire Maryland tech and life sciences ecosystem together to advance innovation and foster growth.

New TEDCO Programs Support Women Entrepreneurs | TEDCO

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TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, announced today the selection of 15 entrepreneurs to participate in two new 10-month pilot leadership development programs. In collaboration with local university and county partners, TEDCO created the Open Institute for Black Women Entrepreneur Excellence in Howard County and the Leading Women’s Program in Montgomery County to support entrepreneurs in building critical skills, expanding their networks, and successfully growing their businesses.

So You Wanna Be in Science Communication? A Q&A With BioBuzz Managing Editor Sarah Ellinwood

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If you find that you enjoy talking about science more than pipetting and running assays, then SciComm might be a great career option for you! The good news is that there are also a lot of different branches that fall under the SciComm umbrella, including but not limited to:

In Conversation: Trushar Agrawal, Senior Director and Head of Manufacturing at Kite Pharma

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This past summer, Kite promoted biotech industry veteran Trushar Agrawal from his Director of QA role to Senior Director, Head of Manufacturing for the Frederick site. Agrawal will work to bring on new team members as the site ramps up commercial production of its CAR T-cell therapy product, which is used to treat people living with blood cancer. 

Understanding Life Sciences Leasing

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Life sciences leases are at the vanguard of the new real estate economy. The highly specific and costly requirements of life sciences leases set them apart from other commercial leases. Therefore, an enhanced understanding of the tenant’s needs and the landlord’s capabilities is critical to a successful life sciences lease.

Kite Hosts Cell Therapy Hiring Event at Growing Frederick, Maryland Facility

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The “Onsite at Kite” event, which was held on World Lymphoma Awareness Day, featured networking opportunities, a facility tour, and panel discussion with site leadership, during which job seekers and industry professionals learned about Kite’s patient focus in manufacturing. 

AABB Creates First and Only Certification for Biotherapies Professionals

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In August, Bethesda-based AABB, a not-for-profit association, introduced the AABB Certified Advanced Biotherapies Professional (CABP) credentialing program. This is the first and only certification for biotherapies professionals, the organization announced when the program was launched. The CABP credentialing program creates minimum standards of competence and identifies qualified and proficient professionals.  Since the formation of AABB 75 years ago, the association has developed standards and an accreditation program designed to advance the highest levels of safety and quality.

BioBuzz Announces New Bioprocessing & Manufacturing Steering Committee to Guide Regional Programming and Workforce Initiatives

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BioBuzz Media, a community and events platform that connects innovation economies and advances careers in life science ecosystems, today announced the formation of the Bioprocessing & Manufacturing Steering Committee. The role of the committee will be to identify and prioritize the important topics, challenges and opportunities for industry professionals and job seekers within the field to guide BioBuzz programming and workforce initiatives.

How Montgomery County is Helping Shape the Local Bio Workforce as Demand for Talent Increases

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Companies are working with higher education institutions to strengthen the workforce pipeline further.
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By Lauren Lawley Head – Contributor
Oct 10, 2022
Montgomery County’s growing life sciences industry is getting a boost from collaborative efforts between businesses, higher education institutions, nonprofits and government agencies.
Life sciences is a top industry in the county. The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) reports the county’s more than 300 bio companies attracted nearly $8 billion in investments in 2020. At the end of July 2022, Indeed’s job search site listed nearly 750 biotechnology job openings in the county.
Miltenyi Biotech is one of those hiring. In March, the German company announced it was moving its North American headquarters to Gaithersburg and expanding its operations. The company currently has about 40 local job openings on the careers section of its website, including roles in quality assurance, manufacturing and research.
Horizon Therapeutics, which plans to expand into a 192,000-square-foot building in Rockville in 2023, is another growing biotech company in the region. It lists more than 20 openings in…