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TEDCO awards $1.2M to 16 area start-ups
Baltimore Business Journal
The Maryland Technology Development Corp. awarded almost $1.2 million to 16 Maryland startups in its latest round of funding. Read More...


Organization to promote high school science with a video game
Press Release
Gaming is hot right now — even in the lab-coat world of science education. Read More...


Twenty-Year Quest Ends as Scientists Pin Down Structure of Elusive Heart-Protective Protein
Press Release
Team led by Johns Hopkins investigators defines structure of the long-sought mitochondrial potassium channel, mitoKATP, which protects against muscle-damaging heart attacks.

Trial set for disputed Johns Hopkins development
Washington Business Journal
The highly anticipated development in Montgomery County's "Science City," being held up by a lawsuit, will go up for trial Nov. 13, despite the landowners' objections that he has not had enough time to develop his case, the Washington Examiner reports. Read More...


University of Maryland BioPark Attracts Two New Internationally Focused Commercial Tenants
The University of Maryland BioPark announced today from the BIO International Convention that two internationally focused life science companies - Biogen Diagnostics Ltd. and Global Scientific Solutions for Health Inc. (GSSHealth) - have signed leases and joined the growing community of commercial tenants at the BioPark. Read More...

New video game from MdBio targets biotech’s next-generation work force
Trying to meet the future work force where it is, some Maryland biotech executives are backing a unique strategy to help market an educational video game to students.  Read More...

Shady Grove Office Center lands Tech Council of Maryland headquarters
Washington Business Journal
The Tech Council of Maryland has moved into its new headquarters in the Shady Grove Office Center. Read More...


Tedco grants boost biodefense, other technologies
To support new technologies ranging from a dried-urine field test to a system to disable blasting caps, a half-dozen Maryland companies have received a total of $457,154 from the Maryland Technology Development Corp. of Columbia. Read More...


Judge denies Johns Hopkins’s efforts to dismiss suit challenging Belward Farm plans
A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge has denied efforts by Johns Hopkins University to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its plans to build a research park at Belward Farm, saying that documents outlining the terms of the sale contained “ambiguities” about whether there were limits placed on future development. Read More...


Johns Hopkins Hospital to open $1.1B expansion in April
Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins Hospital is set to debut in April its new $1.1 billion patient care expansion, a project hospital officials say will begin “a new era” for the East Baltimore medical center. Read More...


Johns Hopkins wins $8.5M to study asthma among blacks
Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have won a $9.5 million federal grant to study why asthma is more common among blacks. Read More...

Hopkins researchers nab $8M to study new cancer treatments
Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins Medicine has received more than $8 million to begin researching a faster way to speed development of early diagnostic tests and new treatments for breast, prostate and other cancers. Read More...

Johns Hopkins Medicine to help treat patients in Kuwait
Washington Business Journal
In a deal signed with the Kuwaiti government Christmas Day, Johns Hopkins Medicine International said Tuesday that it will help treat patients and train health care providers in the Middle Eastern country, beginning early next year. Read More...

Johns Hopkins nabs $16M for genetic disease research
Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins University will receive $16 million to conduct research out of a new center focused on genetic diseases. Read More...


Johns Hopkins wins $10M to help reduce surgical infections
Baltimore Business Journal
A Johns Hopkins Medicine institute was awarded $10 million by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help reduce surgical infections. Read More...


Johns Hopkins teams with Tokyo firm on drug development
Baltimore Business Journal
Johns Hopkins University said Tuesday it will collaborate with Tokyo pharmaceutical firm Eisai Co. Ltd. to develop drugs to treat brain conditions ranging from schizophrenia to Alzheimer’s disease. Read More...


Tedco to hold Maryland Entrepreneur Expo on Nov. 14
Baltimore Business Journal
The Maryland Technology Development Corp. will host its first statewide Entrepreneur Expo on Nov. 14 focused on idea-sharing and growing business connections. Read More...

Maryland tech program awards $4.2M in development grants
Washington Business Journal
A partnership between the state and local companies awarded $4.2 million in product development grants to faculty and graduates students affiliated with the University System of Maryland. Read More...


Human Genome Sciences’ lupus drug wins European approval
Baltimore Business Journal
Human Genome (NASDAQ: HGSI) said Thursday that the European Commission had granted marketing authorization for Benlysta, as an add-on therapy in adult patients with active autoantibody-positive systemic lupus erythematosus with a high degree of disease activity.  Read More...

Hopkins researchers to receive $32M in grants
Baltimore Business Journal
Two groups of Johns Hopkins University researchers will receive more than $32 million during the next seven years to study how sugars in the body contribute to lung and heart diseases. Read More...


Inova, Johns Hopkins team up for research
Washington Business Journal
Inova Health System
has joined the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network, a consortium of community hospitals with direct access to researchers and studies at the Baltimore-based medical science hub.


Johns Hopkins finishes deal for Florida's children's hospital
Baltimore Business Journal
Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins said Monday that All Childrens, in St. Petersburg, is now a part of the Johns Hopkins Health System and a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Read More...


Noble Life Sciences Inc. Announces Appointment of Kenneth Carter, PhD, as President and CEO
Noble Life Sciences, a provider of preclinical research services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, announced today the appointment of Dr. Kenneth Carter, PhD, as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer. Read More...

Hopkins, Anne Arundel Health to build $14M center in Odenton
Baltimore Business Journal
The latest affiliation of health systems includes Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins Medicine and Anne Arundel Health System, who have teamed up to build a new $14 million, 60,000-square-foot community health center near Odenton. Read More...


Tedco completes $1.3M Fort Detrick initiative
The final three startups have received federal grants under a Fort Detrick program designed to help the Army meet an array of medical needs, from cataloging infectious agents to quickly diagnosing malaria. Read More...


Millions in DBED bonds to finance UM BioPark, other projects
The University of Maryland BioPark, a Baltimore hotel and three buildings in Hagerstown are getting a significant boost from the 2009 federal stimulus law. Read More...

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