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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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November 2, 2013 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Hosts Chinese Investors This Weekend

As a direct outcome of the connections developed from September’s China Mission trip led by County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County was chosen as one of only three site visits to showcase investment opportunities to a group of select business executives from China on November 2, after the delegation’s participation in the “Select USA Investment […]

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