Virtual 2021 BioHealth Capital Region Forum

Top 3 by 2023

September 13-14, 2021 Two Half-Days


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

BioHealth Capital Region Partners

Charles River Laboratories Completes Acquisition of Rockville’s Vigene Biosciences

June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time WILMINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Vigene Biosciences,…

Childrens National Hospital joins pediatric health challenge led by Center for Advancing Innovation

June 28, 2021

Leading children’s hospital provides clinical validation, IP for health challenge designed to advance pediatric innovation Reinforcing its commitment to expanding innovation in pediatric care, Children’s National Hospital is joining with…

Cartesian Therapeutics President & Chief Executive Officer, Murat Kalayoglu, MD, PhD, Returns to BioTalk

June 28, 2021

Dr. Murat Kalayoglu, President and CEO at Cartesian Therapeutics, provides an update since his last visit on their cell and gene therapies, as well as fundraising successes. Listen now on…

The Life Sciences Expansion Capitol: How Montgomery County, MD, Became a Top Life Sciences Destination

June 26, 2021

By Max Donley EVP, Internal Operations and Strategy at Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. Last month, I was chosen to speak on a panel with leaders in the biotech industry and we all had…

Vita Therapeutics Raises $32 Million in Oversubscribed Series A Financing Led by Cambrian Biopharma to Advance the Development of Therapies to Treat Muscular Dystrophies

June 23, 2021

June 23, 2021 07:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time BALTIMORE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vita Therapeutics, a cell engineering company harnessing the power of genetics to develop cellular therapies that follow an autologous and…

Connected DMV Released First Cross-Sector Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) 1.0 Report”

June 3, 2021

June 3, 2021 (Washington, D.C.)— The once-in-a-generation pandemic highlighted both the region’s continued lag in economic competitiveness and the absence of a cohesive and coordinated economic development strategy. The Regional…