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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

Johns Hopkins Health System unveils plans for $400 million, 12-story research tower

November 7, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System plans to build a $400 million, 12-story research tower at its East Baltimore medical campus by the spring of 2023. Hopkins representatives unveiled preliminary plans today…

The Universities at Shady Grove Celebrates Grand Opening of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Building

November 7, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) – a regional campus of the University System of Maryland that offers degree programs from nine different Maryland public universities – celebrated today…

Technical.ly Baltimore: Sonavi Labs raised a $1M seed round. It’s a big milestone for a diverse team

November 6, 2019

Sonavi Labs, the Pigtown-based company that’s bringing to market digital stethoscope technology combining noise cancellation and AI that was initially developed by Johns Hopkins scientists, has raised $1 million in seed funding….

American Gene Technologies Hosts Celebration Event For Its First IND Submission (For HIV) To The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

November 6, 2019

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Gene Technologies (AGT) announced today it will host a red carpet event tonight to celebrate a significant milestone in the company’s…

BioBuzz – TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo Energizes Maryland’s Startup Ecosystem with Record Attendance

October 30, 2019

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) held its inaugural Entrepreneur Expo in 2011. The first Expo attracted approximately 300 attendees. Three times that number descended on The Hotel at the…

Illumina Celebrates Grand Opening of Its Solutions Center in the University of Maryland BioPark

October 29, 2019

BALTIMORE, Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Illumina, Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems, celebrated today the grand opening of its new training facility in the University…