August 20, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

AdvaGenix: State Health Department Incorrectly Said Permit Was Suspended

AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing COVID-19 tests for the county’s free sites, says the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) incorrectly said their laboratory permit was suspended.  On Friday the MDH ordered AdvaGenix to stop processing COVID-19 tests. The MDH said that federal and state investigators found “certain improper laboratory and COVID-19 […]

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August 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

After Procedure Concerns, County Ends Testing Contract With AdvaGenix

Montgomery County will no longer be using COVID-19 tests from AdvaGenix, the Rockville lab that was supplying and processing tests for the county’s free sites.  The county announced Tuesday that its contract with AdvaGenix was terminated after the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) ordered the lab to stop processing tests on Friday. The MDH said […]

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April 22, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Gaithersburg Lab One Step Closer to Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

A local bio-technology company has found a coronavirus vaccine candidate, and the first in-human trial is expected to begin in May. Novavax, which is located in Gaithersburg, develops next-generation vaccines for serious infectious diseases. Officials say they will be using NVX-CoV2373, which is described as a stable, prefusion protein made using Novavax’s proprietary nanoparticle technology. “Our scientists […]

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September 20, 2014 | Krista Brick

Crews Investigating Suspected Methamphetamine Lab in Germantown

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue teams are on the scene of what might be a methamphetamine lab in a Germantown townhome. U/D Waterside Ct, #mcfrs hazmat crew suspect chemical odor related to possible drug production (Meth lab), EMS evaluating 6 people — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) September 20, 2014 HazMat – Unit blk Waterside Ct, Germantown, […]

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