GBC’s Don Fry praises governor’s $1.1 billion bioscience plan for Maryland

Greater Baltimore Committee president and CEO Donald C. Fry praised Governor Martin O’Malley’s proposal to quadruple the amount of Maryland’s available biotech investment tax credits by 2013 and to invest $1.1 billion over the next 10 years to grow the state’s bioscience industry. Other elements of O’Malley’s “Bio 2020”...

CSA Medical kills cancer with liquid nitrogen spray

Two perfect strangers called, an ego was set aside, and technology to kill cancer was discovered, Timothy Askew, president, CSA Medical, told GBC members on July 10. “These strangers explained in very real and human terms how our technology could change lives.” Askew’s company developed an endoscopic cryoablation technology that uses a liquid nitrogen spray to destroy unwanted tissue. To date, the energy source typically used to destroy unwanted gastroenterology … Continue reading

East-side biopark building opening marks ‘milestone’ for city and region

More than 200 bioscience industry advocates, well-wishers, dignitaries and a marching band celebrated the opening on April 11 of the first bioscience building in East Baltimore’s massive new biopark and neighborhood redevelopment project adjacent to Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. The opening of the 277,000 square-foot John G. Rangos Sr. building marks a “major step forward for a project that will have an economic development impact far beyond its boundaries,” said … Continue reading

UMB BioPark growing; celebrates Building Two grand opening

More than 300 business and government leaders joined the community and campus on March 31 to celebrate the growth of the University of Maryland BioPark with the opening of Building Two and the launching of Building Three. The themed celebration, “Watch Us Grow – in square feet, community impact, and in bioscience collaborations,” was held under a tent in the center of the BioPark. “This marks another milestone in the … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee awards three CEOs and university president at 2008 Baltimore Region Bioscience Awards Ceremony

Three biotech CEOs and the president of one of the area’s major research universities were honored today by the Greater Baltimore Committee as winners of the region’s third bioscience award competition. Winners of the 2008 Greater Baltimore Region Bioscience Awards are: Best New Product or Progress: Timothy E. Askew, president and CEO, CSA Medical, Inc. Askew’s very young Baltimore-based company has developed a breakthrough product incorporating a new medical device … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee to announce winners of third Baltimore region Bioscience Awards

More than 140 leaders from the Baltimore region’s bioscience industry and research community will attend a breakfast reception at the Greater Baltimore Committee to honor winners of the 2008 Greater Baltimore Region Bioscience Awards. This is the third annual awards event presented by the Greater Baltimore Committee, the region’s most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, to recognize outstanding achievements in the region’s bioscience industry. The Greater Baltimore Committee … Continue reading

GBC’s Fry: Maryland�s maturing bioscience industry

Don Fry Commentary on WYPR Maryland’s young bioscience industry is growing up. It’s not yet mature, but significant signs of growth are there. This spring Baltimore will gain 450,000 square feet of bioscience lab and office space as UMB BioParks’ second building opens in March on the city’s west side, and the first bioscience building at the Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins on the east side opens in … Continue reading

GBC seeks nominations for region’s third annual Bioscience Awards

The Greater Baltimore Committee is seeking nominations for the third annual Greater Baltimore Region Bioscience Awards to be held on March 18. Nominate a company or individual for an award. The four award categories are: Entrepreneurial, Best New Product or Progress, Leadership in Bioscience and President’s Award. Nominators will be asked to submit documentation and narratives that fulfill several criteria and then to add other supporting evidence as deemed suitable. … Continue reading

Baltimore set to get 450,000 square feet of new lab space this spring

This spring, Baltimore will gain more than 450,000 square-feet of bioscience lab and office space as each the city’s two developing bioscience and technology parks opens a new building, managers of the two parks announced at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s first bioscience event of year on January 15. In March, the UMB BioPark on the city’s west side will open its second building, a 220,000 square-foot facility on West Baltimore … Continue reading

GBC’s Fry: The Baltimore region�s 2007 business climate report card

Don Fry Commentary on WYPR The Greater Baltimore Committee, the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and the University of Baltimore, have just finished compiling a “report card” on the region’s business climate. The 2007 State of the Region report ranks the Baltimore region and 19 competing U.S. regions on more than 100 key benchmarks that relate to business climate and quality of life. We’ve been compiling these reports every two years since … Continue reading