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HBVtech, awarded an MBIA Commercialization Grant

HBVtech, awarded an MBIA Commercialization Grant

HBVtech, located in Frederick, MD, is a biopharma startup developing a novel chronic Hepatitis B cure drug that only requires a single injection. HBVtech has established proof of three concepts for this new treatment strategy and drug and is preparing for IND (Investigational New Drug) studies. This new drug was selected as one of the Hepatitis B drug cure candidates by NIH. ...  Read more

Vaccitech reports promising interim efficacy analysis in Phase 1b/2a clinical study in chronic HBV

Vaccitech reports promising interim efficacy analysis in Phase 1b/2a clinical study in chronic HBV

Interim data from 27 patients, who had completed 3 months in the HBV002 study in chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) patients, demonstrated noted changes in surface antigen (HBsAg) levels, especially in the group receiving low-dose nivolumab with the heterologous boost (VTP-300). ...  Read more

NFP’s InsurChoice™ Empowers Organizations to Offer Customized Insurance Coverages Directly to Their Employees or Members

NFP’s InsurChoice™ Empowers Organizations to Offer Customized Insurance Coverages Directly to Their Employees or Members

NEW YORK, September 7, 2021 –, a leading insurance broker and consultant providing corporate benefits, property and casualty (P&C), retirement and individual solutions, today introduced InsurChoice, a digital marketplace that provides businesses, membership organizations and strategic partners the opportunity to offer personal insurance solutions to their employees, members and customers. ...  Read more

BioFactura is on Course to Become a Global Leader in Biosimilar Development

BioFactura is on Course to Become a Global Leader in Biosimilar Development

Since the approval of the first biosimilar drug in the United States six years ago, the market has rapidly expanded and is expected to grow to approximately $23 billion in the U.S. by 2027. And Maryland’s BioFactura anticipates it will be one of the companies at the forefront of this revolution of new medications. ...  Read more

FITCI’s Nanobiofab shapes medical training with AI-powered platform

FITCI’s Nanobiofab shapes medical training with AI-powered platform

Tao Treasures LLC DBA Nanobiofab, a minority woman-owned nanotech startup in the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), is helping medical mannequins tell doctors where it hurts. The company, which creates revolutionary million-scale nanomaterial used in applications ranging from routine health monitoring to cancer detection, is working with West Virginia University (WVU) to improve clinical simulators. The million-dollar effort, initiated through the Defense Health Agency Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, starts in September at Nanobiofab (Frederick, MD) and the David and Jo Ann Shaw Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety (STEPS) at WVU in Morgantown, WV. ...  Read more

Zalgen Awarded CEPI Contract to Provide Test Kits for Largest Ever Lassa Fever Study in West Africa

Zalgen Awarded CEPI Contract to Provide Test Kits for Largest Ever Lassa Fever Study in West Africa

Three-year contract leading to advance clinical trials for Lassa Fever vaccines reaffirms Zalgen’s focus on preparedness and its dedication to developing solutions for emerging viral threats

 Oslo, Norway & Germantown, Maryland, August 25, 2021 – Zalgen Labs LLC (Zalgen), a biotechnology and diagnostics company focused on preparedness for high impact, neglected infectious diseases including Lassa Fever (LF), today announced its contract with the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to further advance the development of vaccines against Lassa Fever (LF) in West Africa, a region where the disease is endemic. ...  Read more

For The 5th Time, Verity Commercial Appears on The Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For The 5th Time, Verity Commercial Appears on The Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

For the 5th time, Verity Commercial ranked on the Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Verity’s multidisciplinary business platform and a strong focus on the wellness of its people and clients were key to maintaining stability and growth. ...  Read more