2019 BioHealth Capital Region Forum

Top 3 by 2023

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20% of the top influencers worldwide in vaccine development


World-class tech + big data + biotech + White House Precision Medicine Initiative = new frontiers in patient-centered medicine


MD | DC | VA

Our Goal: To become a Top 3 BioHealth Hub by 2023.

We are the research engine for the nation and the world. A lifeblood of support for taking new medicines to market. A place where health policymakers and patient advocates seek a better way forward. A home to the established and the startup, pioneering big ideas for human health and hope.

Driving Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • World–renowned research institutions and universities
  • Influential policymakers and advocacy groups pioneering new health strategies
  • World–leading infectious disease research and vaccine development
  • Fastest growing region for healthcare companies in the U.S.
  • Rated #1 in the nation for science and engineering talent
  • Mission control for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Founding Partners

NanoCellect® and QIAGEN streamline single-cell RNA-Seq by sorting directly into RNAseq-ready plates

June 24, 2019

A non-exclusive collaboration between NanoCellect and QIAGEN aims to accelerate adoption and ease of use of single-cell RNAseq by combining the power of NanoCellect’s WOLF® Cell Sorter with QIAGEN’s QIAseq®…

QIAGEN Inks Distribution Deal With Mckesson Medical-Surgical

June 20, 2019

QIAGEN N.V. QGEN recently announced that it has inked an agreement with McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc. Mckesson Corporation’s MCK affiliate will serve as the exclusive distributor of QIAGEN’s QIAstat-Dx syndromic testing…

Maryland and UK Sign Two New Partnerships to Grow Life Science Businesses

June 11, 2019

Last week two new partnerships were formed between Maryland and the United Kingdom. Biohealth Innovation, a MD based public-private nonprofit focused on accelerating commercialization for biohealth, will be collaborating with Catalyze, an…

Altimmune Announces Successful Pre-IND Meeting with FDA

June 10, 2019

Meeting on HepTcell Phase 2 program for treatment of chronic hepatitis B (HBV) GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Altimmune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALT), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced…

Emergent BioSolutions Awarded 10-Year HHS Contract Valued at Approximately $535 Million to Deliver Vaccinia Immune Globulin Intravenous (VIGIV) in Support of Smallpox Preparedness

June 3, 2019

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) today announced a contract award by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the U.S. Department of Health and…

With $110M and Johns Hopkins tech, Thrive aims to make early cancer screening routine

May 30, 2019

Steven Kafka, the former Foundation Medicine chief operating officer who landed at Third Rock Ventures after a globetrotting “gap year,” has a new gig: CEO of Thrive Earlier Detection, a liquid…