National Bioscience Industry Report Shows $2T Economic Impact, Accelerated Venture Capital Investment & Job Growth

National Bioscience Industry Report Shows $2T Economic Impact, Accelerated Venture Capital Investment & Job Growth

Boston, MA (June 5, 2018) –  A study released today at the BIO International Convention shows that the U.S. bioscience industry has reached $2 trillion in annual economic impact while maintaining accelerated venture capital investment and job growth numbers. Among U.S. technology sectors, the bioscience industry has held a leading position as an economic driver and job generator. ...  Read more

Maryland HIMSS Chapter ANNOUNCES ANNUAL HEALTH IT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Maryland HIMSS Chapter ANNOUNCES ANNUAL HEALTH IT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Baltimore, Maryland (June, 2018)- The Maryland HIMSS Chapter is pleased to announce the opening of their annual call for applications of their Health IT scholarships. Every year, Maryland HIMSS awards two deserving students actively enrolled in a health care information technology and/or computer science related degree program. ...  Read more

Sirnaomics Closed Series C1 Financing of US$25 Million and Expands Clinical Programs of Anti-Fibrosis and Anti-Cancer RNAi Therapeutics

Sirnaomics Closed Series C1 Financing of US$25 Million and Expands Clinical Programs of Anti-Fibrosis and Anti-Cancer RNAi Therapeutics

GAITHERSBURG, MD, June 6, 2018— Sirnaomics, Inc. (www.sirnaomics.com), a leading biopharmaceutical company in development of RNAi therapeutics, announces today that it has closed Series C1 financing of US$25 Million (RMB160 Million). This round of financing was led by Yuexiu New Industrial Investment, followed by Sangel Biomedical Venture Capital, HuaKong Equity Investment and Qianhai Shenghui Investment. The proceeds will be used to expand the clinical programs of the lead anti-fibrosis and anti-cancer RNAi therapeutics, strengthen the management team to support growth ...  Read more

John Shetrone, Jr. of Vision Named CEO of the Year by Maryland Tech Council

John Shetrone, Jr. of Vision Named CEO of the Year by Maryland Tech Council

GLEN BURNIE, MD, May 18, 2018 – Vision Technologies, Inc. (Vision), a leading systems integrator, is proud to announce that President and CEO John Shetrone, Jr. was named Chief Executive Officer of the Year by the Maryland Tech Council (MTC) at its 30th Industry Awards Celebration. Vision was also a finalist in the Technology Company of the Year award category. ...  Read more

Novavax Promotes John J. Trizzino to Expanded Role as Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Novavax Promotes John J. Trizzino to Expanded Role as Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Gaithersburg, MD, March 14, 2018 – Novavax, Inc., (Nasdaq: NVAX) today announced the promotion of John J. Trizzino to Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer (CBO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Trizzino has been serving as Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations, since 2014. As CBO at Novavax, he is now responsible for all pre-commercial and commercial launch strategy and execution as well as public relations. As CFO, he is now responsible for financial reporting, corporate funding, and investor relations. ...  Read more

GRSi Receives CEO Report’s 2018 Velocity Growth Award

GRSi Receives CEO Report’s 2018 Velocity Growth Award

GRSi has been named a winner of the 2018 Velocity Growth Award from CEO Report, their most prestigious award honoring the region’s fastest growing companies for their “determination, dedication and drive [putting] their organizations on the path to continued success that will impact the regional economic landscape for years to come and serve as an example to others.” GRSi President and CEO David Affeldt will accept the award on behalf of the organization at a gala to be held April 19 in Baltimore. ...  Read more

Akonni Biosystems Announces Strategic Partnership with Major Chinese Diagnostics Company Righton

Akonni Biosystems Announces Strategic Partnership with Major Chinese Diagnostics Company Righton

Akonni Biosystems Inc. and Chinese in vitro diagnostics company, Righton, announce a commercial agreement that enables Righton to sell Akonni’s products for nucleic acid purification and molecular diagnostics to researchers, clinical laboratories, and hospitals in China. The products to be sold include TruTip®, Akonni’s best-in-class sample preparation technology, which is low-cost and simple, yet highly effective at purifying DNA and RNA from the most difficult sample types. ...  Read more

PitchMasters™ announces 2018 dates, seeks entrepreneurs for pitch presentations

PitchMasters™ announces 2018 dates, seeks entrepreneurs for pitch presentations

POTOMAC, Md. (February 21, 2018) PitchMasters™, a recently launched event for entrepreneurs preparing to raise their first institutional or ‘A’ round of capital, has announced dates for 2018. The event series aims to bring together four early-stage or start-up companies and experienced entrepreneurs, investors and industry influencers to hone pitching skills, provide practical insights and guidance, and form new network connections. For 2018, PitchMasters seeks participants for its March 7, June 6, September 12 and December 6 events. ...  Read more