BHI Publishes BioHealth Entrepreneur's Resource and Finance Guide
June 2013- BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI), a regional private-public partnership focuing on commercializing market-relevant biohealth innovations and increasing access to early-stage funding in Central Maryland, recently announced the publication of the Central Maryland BioHealth Entrepreneur's Resource and Finance Guide. The Guide was developed by BHI, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Baltimore Business Journal. Hard copies fo the guide are available upon request from BHI.
NIAID Receives Collaboration Award from FLC
May 2013 - The National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases (NIAID) received an award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) for their collaboration with Sequella, Inc., located in Rockville, MD. The collaboration between NIAID and Sequella began in 1999 to combat the growing tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. The collaboration generated SQ109, which is under clinical trials with the FDA to treat TB and Helicobacter pylori infections. Sequella has filed two Investigational New Drug applications based off of this work and continues to collaborate with NIAID to further develop SQ109 as a tracer to identify TB lesions.
Omic Biosystems Commercializes Technology from University of Maryland
April 2013 - Omic Biosystems completed a four year journey in technology transfer by successfully patenting and bringing to market an innovative approach for tagging proteins. The technology was made possible through an exclusive licensing agreement with the University of Maryland Office of Technology Commercialization, multiple SBIR grants from the National Science Foundation, funding from TEDCO, MIPS grant award from Mtech of Maryland, and business assistance and lab space from the Montgomery County Business Innovation Network. Omic Biosystems already has clients in China and Taiwan and will begin distributing the product soon.
If the Sky were the Limit, What Would you Do in Technology Transfer?
February 2013 - The March 2013 issue of les Nouvelles includes an article featuring the summary from a panel on tech transfer that the Department of Economic Development participated in during the Federal Laboratory Consortium's 2012 National Conference. The Licensing Executives Society International has given permission to upload this article and the article source, les Nouvelles, is retained.