Virtual 2020 BioHealth Capital Region Forum

Top 3 by 2023

SAVE THE DATE! October 19, 2020


This invitation-only event is free for executive level biotech leaders and is presented by BioHealth Innovation, VirginiaBio, Children’s National Health System, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland Department of Commerce, Quality Biologics, George Mason University, University System of Maryland and AstraZeneca. Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC set the bar high for biotech innovation. So please join us for our Annual BioHealth Capital Region Forum that will highlight the accomplishments of today and chart our successes of tomorrow.

2020 Agenda

8:00 AM 8:25 AM Platform Open for Pre-Event Networking
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks
9:05 AM 9:35 AM Keynote
9:40 AM 10:25 AM Big Pharma to DC – Partnering with JLABS
10:30 AM 11:15 PM Bio Parks and Innovation Districts in the Region: Attracting, Retaining and Growing BioHealth Companies
11:20 AM 12:05 PM Federal Government: Clinical Trials in the Future
12:10 PM 12:40 PM Networking Break
12:45 PM 1:30 PM Strengths of our Region: Combatting Infectious Diseases
12:45 PM 1:30 PM Strengths of Region: Cutting Edge Therapies
1:35 PM 2:20 PM Strengths of Region: Traumatic Brain Injury
1:35 PM 2:20 PM Strengths of Region: Digital World & AI
2:25 PM 2:45 PM Networking Break
2:50 PM 3:35 PM Growing and Retaining Your BioHealth Workforce
2:50 PM 3:35 PM BioHealth Marketing – Pre-Launch and Beyond Promotional/Advertising
3:40 PM 4:25 PM What are investors looking for and how can you position your company for a win?
3:40 PM 4:25 PM Building Comprehensive Strategy to Successfully Compete For Non-Dilutive Funding
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Keynote
5:05 PM 5:15 PM Closing Remarks: Looking to the Future
5:15 PM 6:00 PM Platform Open for Post-Event Networking


2020 Finalists will be posted this autumn.

Previous Crab Trap Winners

2019 – Floreo Inc.
Floreo is leveraging the power of Virtual Reality to develop a supplementary method of teaching social and communication skills for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our library of lessons is fun and engaging for the learner, while also providing a supervising adult the opportunity to monitor and track the learner’s progress. Floreo is currently being used by schools, therapy practices, and parents. Floreo’s lessons are science-based; we are currently running several research studies including a study in collaboration with the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and National Institutes of Health.
2018 – Galen Robotics
Galen Robotics, is developing, in partnership with JHU, a surgical robot to make minimally invasive surgeries faster, safer and more precise. The company plans a 510k submission next year, is raising Series A financing, and will be relocating the HQ team in CA to join their engineering experts in Baltimore.
2017 – LifeSprout
LifeSprout, developer of revolutionary synthetic soft tissues for aesthetic and reconstructive medicine. Leveraging recent breakthroughs in materials science, they have created a platform that looks and behaves like the body’s own tissues.
2016 –  Sonavex
Sonavex, a commercial stage Johns Hopkins spin-out focused on Empowered Patient Care.  The company’s first technology is a dual-component system comprising an FDA-cleared bioabsorbable implant (EchoMark) and an FDA-cleared custom automated ultrasound (EchoSure) to detect post-operative vascular complications prior to catastrophic surgical failures that represent a $3B annual market and cost hospitals up to $577,000 per instance.