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Why innovative COVID-19 vaccine maker Novavax calls Montgomery County home

Why innovative COVID-19 vaccine maker Novavax calls Montgomery County home

In just the last few years, Novavax has grown dramatically — from 100 employees to nearly 1,600. The biotechnology company, based in Montgomery County, MD, makes a COVID-19 vaccine that is currently available globally, and is undergoing FDA review in the U.S. Unlike some other COVID vaccines, it can be stored at room temperature and is protein-based, just like other vaccines used for decades to protect against HPV, flu and shingles. ...  Read more

Frederick County Sustainability Commission Seeks Applications for Sustainability Awards

Frederick County Sustainability Commission Seeks Applications for Sustainability Awards

The Frederick County Sustainability Commission is accepting applications for its 2022 Sustainability Awards to recognize individuals and organizations in Frederick County that have made outstanding contributions in helping the county advance sustainability efforts. Awards are based on leadership, innovation, and success in sustainability. Awards are available to (a) Individuals (non-students), (b) Students/Student Groups, (c) Nonprofits, (d) Commercial Enterprises (50 or fewer employees), and (e) Commercial Enterprises (over 50 employees). Examples of outstanding efforts include, but are not limited to, implementing energy efficiency, encouraging renewable energy, improving air and water quality, reusing and recycling, and/or supporting a sustainable quality of life. Applications are reviewed by the Frederick County Sustainability Commission. Self-applications or nominations of others accepted. Application forms are due July 8, 2022. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to dashbacher@FrederickCountyMD.gov. Copies of the forms are available at www.FrederickCountyMD.gov/SustainabilityAwards. For more information, contact Ms. Ashbacher at 301-600-6864 or by emails at dashbacher@FrederickCountyMD.gov. Explore the opportunity here. https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/7806/2022-Sustainability-Awards  ...  Read more

Crab Trap 2022

Crab Trap 2022

  • Crab Trap 2022 applications are being accepted through August 31st! Entrepreneurs with innovative diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics, or other transformative health solutions are invited to apply to the 7th annual BioHealth Capital Region Crab Trap pitch competition. Finalists for the 2022 Crab Trap competition will pitch IN PERSON on September 21st as part of the BioHealth Capital Region Investor Conference. The winning teams will receive cash prizes from our sponsors. Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, August 31st.

    Crab Trap finalists will be notified the week of 9/5/22. Mandatory virtual pitch coaching for all finalists will take place the week of 9/12/22. Apply Here.
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New Mountain Capital Announces Growth Partnership with Emmes

New Mountain Capital Announces Growth Partnership with Emmes

Partnership to Support Emmes’ Next Phase of Tech-Enabled Growth NEW YORK and ROCKVILLE, Md., June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New Mountain Capital, a leading growth-oriented investment firm with more than $37 billion in assets under management and Emmes, a global, tech-enabled full-service clinical research organization (CRO) dedicated to supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation, today announced that they have formed a partnership to support and accelerate Emmes’ next phase of growth. Affiliates of New Mountain will acquire the ownership interest of Behrman Capital, the majority investor in Emmes since March 2019, and the ownership interests of Emmes’ other investors. The transaction is expected to close in early July and terms were not disclosed. ...  Read more

FCOED has officially named a new Acting Director

FCOED has officially named a new Acting Director

FREDERICK, Md. – Longtime economic development professional Jodie Bollinger has been named Acting Director of Economic and Workforce Development. Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner named Ms. Bollinger to the position last week following the retirement of Helen Propheter. As part of the transition, the Office of Economic Development has been restructured to focus on key areas. Ms. Bollinger will continue to lead the Business Retention, Expansion and Marketing efforts. Her leadership team includes Beth Woodring, Director of Business Attraction and Finance; Katie Stevens, Director of Workforce Development and Agriculture Business; and Michelle Day, Director of Workforce Services. ...  Read more