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June 2012

Profiles

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews John and Tom Knorr have been on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for 16 years. They started with one restaurant — The Red Roost — and added others over the years. Now, the centerpiece of their operation is in Maryland, too. Evolution Craft Brewery

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Vorbeck Materials Corp., a Howard County nanotechnology company, will open a manufacturing facility on the Eastern Shore, a move that will eventually create 50 jobs, the state and company announced Wednesday. Vorbeck, of Jessup, will buy a state-owned, 42,000-square-foot building in Pocomoke City for

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Startup Maryland is taking its show on the road. The entrepreneur support and advocacy group founded this spring will crisscross the state on a two-and-a-half-week bus tour in September. The trip starts Sept. 11 with a trek to Ocean City and is scheduled to

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By Jenny Lazarus, Writer/Editor, DBED Marketing & Communications When designer and inventor Terry Sankar wanted to develop a kinder, gentler wind turbine, he looked first to the heavens, and then to the mountains of Western Maryland. “I felt by imitating nature through the observation of shapes and motion in the

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The University of Maryland BioPark announced on Tuesday it has added two new tenants to the research campus on Baltimore’s west side. The tenants are Biogen Diagnostics Ltd. and Global Scientific Solutions for Health Inc., or GSSHealth. UMB’s announcement came as BioPark and university

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Health & Life SciencesIndustry News

By Jim Hughes, President, University of Maryland BioPark Each year, the University of Maryland business development team looks forward to spending three days in early summer at arguably the most significant annual event for the life sciences industry: the BIO International Convention. Held this year in Boston, the convention brings together

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews The Maryland Venture Fund Authority will tap a handful of venture capital firms by early July to invest the lion’s share of the state’s $84 million InvestMaryland program, authority Chairman Peter Greenleaf said Thursday. “You can feel comfortable that the range of investments [is]

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Maryland’s unemployment rate ticked higher again in May as the state shed 7,500 jobs during a time of continued softness in the U.S. labor market, according to figures released Friday morning by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Despite the slight increase, Maryland’s

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Bio/Life SciencesEntrepreneursHealth & Life SciencesIndustry NewsInnovation & TechProfiles

By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Seven-year-old biotech firm Lentigen has found an unlikely ally in its effort to best some of the most debilitating diseases, viruses and genetic disorders. The Gaithersburg company is using viruses to manufacture and deliver what it hopes are life-saving vaccines and therapies to patients

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By Nick Sohr, Managing Editor, MDBIZNews Immunovaccine has come a long way. One of the newest members of Maryland’s biotech sector, the company got its start on the beaches of Nova Scotia, developing a single-dose seal contraceptive as a humane alternative to the traditional hunts held to control the seal

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