June 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Novavax Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Shows 90% Efficacy Rate

The Gaithersburg biotechnology company, Novavax, announced Monday morning data from phase 3 of its COVID-19 vaccine trials which were conducted in the United States and Mexico. Novavax found that the trial, which began in December and enrolled 29,960 participants, had an overall efficacy rate of 90.04%. Last year, Novavax was awarded $1.6 billion from the […]

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June 10, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Tours Future Site of Novavax Global HQ in Gaithersburg; 500 Jobs to be Added

Gov. Larry Hogan and other leaders visited Gaithersburg on Thursday to tour the site of Novavax’s future global headquarters. More than a year ago, Novavax began developing a promising COVID-19 vaccine. Stan Erck, the president and CEO of Novavax, said that Novavax is completing phase three of vaccine trials and results have been promising. “I’m happy to […]

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November 16, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County’s Life Sciences Industry Expanding During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not hurt all industries. In Montgomery County, the life sciences sector, in particular, is expanding. “The pandemic has clearly taken a huge toll on not just our economy, locally, but also as you know, nationally as well. However we still continue to see pockets of growth, especially in the life sciences,” […]

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March 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Council Approves Biotech Grant Program

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Tuesday a county matching fund for businesses that receive federal grants. Councilmember George Leventhal spearheaded the grant, which was co-sponsored by the eight remaining council members. The county grant would match grants to businesses that receive federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer […]

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February 28, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Biotech Leaders Offer Suggestions at Forum

What Montgomery County needs to help grow its biotech businesses is more biotech businesses. Jarrod Borkat, MedImmune’s senior director/head, global external partnerships & collaborations, told an audience Wednesday night that his company could attract more managers and senior level staff if there were more large biotech companies. “Yes, we might lose some talent, but we’d […]

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June 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Hosts Career Day for Germantown Kindergartners (VIDEO)

You are never too young to start thinking about college and career options. Montgomery College professors, students and staff recently hosted 180 kindergarten students from James Daly and Fox Chapel elementary schools in Germantown for a day of college and career exploration. MCTV’s Carolina Galeano reports, below: Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television […]

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May 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Mobile MdBioLab Visits Germantown (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The MdBioLab made a stop at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown on Monday. “We are here today to actually introduce job seekers here in Montgomery County to opportunities and careers in biotechnology, life sciences and health sciences,” said Brian Gaines, CEO, MdBio Foundation. According to Gaines, Montgomery County is the epicenter for biotechnology […]

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April 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

BioTech Forum Focuses on Growing the Industry in DMV Region (VIDEO)

The 2016 Regional BioTech Forum was held this week at MedImmune in Gaithersburg, and the talk of the two-day meeting was the importance of growing the sector. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Pleased to meet Leaders of Tomorrow at #biotechforum16 #NIH — Francis S. Collins (@NIHDirector) April 19, 2016 Dr. Collins @NIHDirector @NIH, on exceptional […]

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April 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Addresses 2016 Regional BioTech Forum (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 Regional BioTech Forum at MedImmune on April 18. “The entire focus of our administration is on economic development and growing the private sector,” said Hogan, as he touted the growth and expansion of several life sciences companies in Maryland. “Our administration is […]

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April 18, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Biotech, Montgomery County and Marriott (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan was one of the keynote speakers at the 2016 Regional Biotech Forum at MedImmune on April 18th in Gaithersburg. Before his speech, he answered a few questions from MyMCMedia about the biotech industry, the importance of Montgomery County on the state’s economy and his recent meeting with Marriott executives. This was […]

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