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

Francis Collins to step down as director of the National Institutes of Health

October 5, 2021

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., today announced his decision to end his tenure as the director of the National Institutes of Health by the end of the year. Dr. Collins…

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Completes Acquisition of Infectious Disease R&D Center in Frederick, MD

October 4, 2021

CHATHAM, N.J., Oct. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: TNXP) (Tonix or the Company), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced it has completed the acquisition of its new research and…

Nanochon Wins BioHealth Capital Region 6th Annual Crab Trap Competition

October 1, 2021

Winning company is developing an implantable device based on 3D printing and a synthetic material, which supports and regenerates surface cartilage damage in the knee. ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND, October 1, 2021…

Cartesian Therapeutics to double footprint, headcount in Gaithersburg

September 28, 2021

Gaithersburg’s Cartesian Therapeutics Inc. is expanding its local footprint and initiating an aggressive hiring spree as the company bolsters its leadership team — and looks to get a cell therapy…

Mayor Bowser Tours New Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus and Welcomes JLABs @ Washington, DC to the District

September 22, 2021

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development John Falcicchio toured the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus (CNRIC). This one-of-a-kind research…

Novavax EVP: It’s up to policymakers to decide use of COVID-19 vaccine

September 21, 2021

A senior official for American biotech company Novavax said the company is committed to equitable COVID-19 vaccine allocation and has made a “great effort” to manufacture its vaccine in different sites across the globe….