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Maryland biotech executives home in on capital


Region’s industry leaders gather for annual conference this week

Maryland’s young biotechs hoping to spark interest in investment and partnerships will be among the 750-plus industry, state and venture capital executives expected to attend the annual Mid-Atlantic Biotech Conference in North Bethesda on Thursday and Friday.

“This year’s conference takes place in Montgomery County, which is the home to so many exciting biotech companies, as well as to the National Institutes for Health which gives the conference added depth and dimension when it comes to discussions about [Small Business Innovation Research] and working with the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration],” Julia Spicer, executive director of Mid-Atlantic Venture Association in McLean, Va., said in an email to The Gazette.

Spicer said bringing together all these biotech groups from throughout the mid-Atlantic ensures “lively, productive conversations and good business discussions.”

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