Life Sciences

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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August 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

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BioTech Company Expands Headquarters In Gaithersburg, Plans to Add 45 New Jobs

Altimmune, Inc, a clinical-stage immunotherapeutics biotechnology company, announced on Tuesday that it will relocate new employees acquired as a result of its merger with Pharmathene, and existing employees, to a new 14,000 square-foot location in Gaithersburg. The new facility, located at 910 Clopper Road, is planned to be complete by the beginning of 2018 and […]

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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 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Growing the BioTech Industry Locally (VIDEOS)

MedImmune hosted the 2016 Regional BioTech Forum in Gaithersburg this week. The forum brought together leaders from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Dr. Reginald Seeto, MedImmune vice president and head of partnering and strategy, tells us why outcomes from this conference are so important for economic growth in the capital […]

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April 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MedImmune Hosts 2016 Regional BioTech Forum (VIDEO)

MedImmune hosted the 2016 Regional BioTech Forum in Gaithersburg this week. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Dr. Reginald Seeto, MedImmune vice president and head of partnering and strategy, tells us why this conference is so important for the biotech industry. According to Seeto, the DMV area touts the number one healthcare talent pool in […]

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February 28, 2015 | Krista Brick

Susan Prince on the Importance of the Life Sciences Impact Grants (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development’s Susan Prince talks about the importance of the new Life Sciences Impact Grants. The program, introduced in December 2014, was created to provide financial assistance to life sciences employers to retain jobs and stimulate the organic growth of the life sciences industry in Montgomery County.

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February 26, 2015 | Krista Brick

Zalgen Labs Success to Spur Economic Development in MoCo (VIDEO)

Susan Prince, development specialist for the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, talks about Zalgen Labs and the impact that company’s success has on the life sciences industry here.

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May 20, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Governor Announces Winners of Invest Maryland Challenge

Joined by hundreds of entrepreneurs and business leaders at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Governor Martin O’Malley awarded $100,000 each to four startup companies in the State’s InvestMaryland Challenge, a national business competition which offered nearly $1 million in cash and in-kind awards as well as opportunities for startups to showcase themselves to potential investors. […]

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July 16, 2013 | Sonya Burke

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MdBio Foundation Tour (Video)

The MdBio Foundation’s Young Science Explorers Program is a 30-hour summer workshop for rising seventh and eighth graders that recently met at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College. Over the course of one week, the Young Science Explorers participated in a variety of hands on activities that involved the life sciences and bioscience industry in […]

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March 18, 2013 | Staff Writer

Silverman on County’s “Jobs Imbalance” (Video)

In this video clip, Steve Silverman, Montgomery County’s economic development director, talks about the “job imbalance” between eastern Montgomery County and the western part of the county. During recent remarks to the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board, Silverman explains how future plans included in the Master Plan should increase the number of jobs, especially in […]

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