June 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: More Black Bear Sightings in Montgomery County (PHOTOS)

UPDATED 6.16.16 That yearling black bear is on the move in Montgomery County, according to Maryland bear biologist Harry Spiker. Spiker said the bear was spotted this morning, at 10 a.m., at Route 29 and Industrial Parkway in Silver Spring. On Wednesday, the bear was reported eating lunch on the FDA campus in White Oak. […]

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May 9, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Floreen Releases Statement on New FDA Regulations for E-Cigarettes

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen issued the following statement, today, after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued sweeping new rules that regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their sale to minors: “Last year, the County Council unanimously approved my bill to ban the use of electronic cigarettes wherever traditional tobacco smoking is prohibited and […]

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March 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

Washington Adventist Hospital Breaks Ground for White Oak Location (PHOTOS)

The White Oak area will soon be home to a new hospital. Hundreds of residents joined elected officials to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony for Washington Adventist Hospital on Monday, March 7. County Executive Ike Leggett and several other elected officials and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) representatives took part in the ceremony. The hospital, […]

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June 16, 2015 | Staff Writer

Leventhal Applauds FDA Decision on Trans Fats

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal, who also serves as chair of the Council’s Health and Human Services Committee, today congratulated the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its decision to no longer recognize partially hydrogenated oils as safe for use in food. In 2007, the County Council passed a Board of Health regulation […]

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February 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Zalgen Labs Expects to Expand Following Rapid Ebola Test Approval (VIDEO)

It’s called a gamechanger: a rapid diagnostic test for Ebola has recently been approved and a startup Germantown company, Zalgen Labs, played a part in the development of that test. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. You can find more information about this development and the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Consortium that made it happen on its website. […]

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February 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Team Behind Rapid Ebola Test Meeting This Week (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dr. Luis Branco of Zalgen Labs in Germantown says the team that helped develop the rapid diagnostic test for Ebola will be meeting this week in New Orleans to discuss recent developments and to plan the future in the fight against this deadly virus. The rapid test was recently approved […]

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February 25, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Dr. Branco on Rapid Ebola Test: “Incredibly Proud” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Dr. Luis Branco of Zalgen Labs in Germantown shares his pride for the medical staff and scientists who worked as a team on the rapid Ebola diagnostic test. He credits a lot of dedication “on both sides of the ocean” to make it possible so quickly. Take a look: According […]

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January 14, 2015 | Krista Brick

Two Workers Stranded 100-Feet High in Bucket Lift at White Oak Building (PHOTOS)

Two workers stuck in a bucket lift more than 100 feet high inside the atrium of an FDA building on New Hampshire Avenue had to be extricated via an outside window early Wednesday morning. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue workers had to remove a window of the building from the roof outside to reach the […]

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October 4, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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White Oak FDA Biodefense Complex (VIDEO)

It is official. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has opened its doors to a new Biodefense Complex. County Executive Ike Leggett was there for the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with other state and federal officials. Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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December 29, 2013 | Staff Writer

Metro Extends K9 Bus Service Beginning Dec. 29

One year after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) created the K9 limited-stop bus service from the Fort Totten Metro Station to Northwest Park, it is extending the service to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Federal Research Center beginning December 29. The service will further help relieve crowding along the busy New Hampshire Avenue […]

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