Maryland's I-270 Bio Corridor is a partnership of local and state economic development and educational partners committed to promoting the vibrancy and importance of the biosciences along the I-270 corridor and the greater National Capital Region.  The Washington, D.C./Baltimore region is home to federal laboratories, federal agencies, and hundreds of life science companies.  The region strives to be a top 3 biotech hub by 2023.

 

As the state's primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.  Biotech discoveries are in our DNA. From being the first to map the human genome to developing the first rapid test for Ebol and the first FDA approved blood test for colon cancer, entrepreneurs and companies are thriving in Maryland. The state is one of the largest life sciences clusters in the U.S. with 500+ biotech firms, 2,000 life science ompanies, the NIH, the FDA, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and plenty of funding and guidance resources. We also lead the world in adult stem cell production and vaccine development. This healthcare expertise and innovative culture also have made Maryland a leader in Health IT nd medical device development ith a number of growing companies focused on leveraging technology to improve health while lowering costs. The Maryland BioHealth and Life Sciences team, with office locations in Rockville and Baltimore, is dedicated to supporting and growing this vital industry sector along the I-270 corridor and throughout the state. Contact: Brad Fackler Senior Director, BioHealth & Life Sciences 410-767-3619 brad.fackler@maryland.gov  

As the state's primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies. 

Biotech discoveries are in our DNA. From being the first to map the human genome to developing the first rapid test for Ebol and the first FDA approved blood test for colon cancer, entrepreneurs and companies are thriving in Maryland. The state is one of the largest life sciences clusters in the U.S. with 500+ biotech firms, 2,000 life science ompanies, the NIH, the FDA, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and plenty of funding and guidance resources. We also lead the world in adult stem cell production and vaccine development. This healthcare expertise and innovative culture also have made Maryland a leader in Health IT nd medical device development ith a number of growing companies focused on leveraging technology to improve health while lowering costs. The Maryland BioHealth and Life Sciences team, with office locations in Rockville and Baltimore, is dedicated to supporting and growing this vital industry sector along the I-270 corridor and throughout the state.

Contact:
Brad Fackler
Senior Director, BioHealth & Life Sciences
410-767-3619
brad.fackler@maryland.gov  

 
  The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) serves as the primary contact for businesses looking to expand or locate to Frederick, Maryland.  Nationally recognized, Frederick, was named as one of the “Top 10 Best Counties in America” and the second “Smartest Cities in America” by Forbes.  Frederick is part of the BioHealth Capital Region, home to more than 800 life sciences companies, 70 Federal Labs including NIH, NIST and FDA, world-class universities and emerging bioscience companies.  Frederick’s Fort Detrick, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and industry giants such as AstraZeneca, Lonza and Thermo Fisher make Frederick County the ideal location to start, expand or locate your business. Contact: Jodie Bollinger Business Development Specialist 301.600.1668 jbollinger@frederickcountymd.gov

 

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) serves as the primary contact for businesses looking to expand or locate to Frederick, Maryland.  Nationally recognized, Frederick, was named as one of the “Top 10 Best Counties in America” and the second “Smartest Cities in America” by Forbes.  Frederick is part of the BioHealth Capital Region, home to more than 800 life sciences companies, 70 Federal Labs including NIH, NIST and FDA, world-class universities and emerging bioscience companies.  Frederick’s Fort Detrick, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and industry giants such as AstraZeneca, Lonza and Thermo Fisher make Frederick County the ideal location to start, expand or locate your business.

Contact:
Jodie Bollinger
Business Development Specialist
301.600.1668
jbollinger@frederickcountymd.gov

 
 
Home to more than 80 bioscience companies and the northern anchor of the I-270 Technology Corridor, Frederick is already a part of the D.C. Metro Region’s biotech cluster. Frederick area bioscience companies enjoy an innovative, supportive, and collaborative environment along with an excellent quality of life. Frederick is fortunate have strong biotechnology transfer opportunities from the federal labs at Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute to accelerate the pace of medical research by forging unique scientific partnerships. Additionally, our highly skilled and educated workforce help support this industry.   Contact: Bobby Baumler Economic Development Manager 301.600.6362 rbaumler@cityoffrederick.com

Home to more than 80 bioscience companies and the northern anchor of the I-270 Technology Corridor, Frederick is already a part of the D.C. Metro Region’s biotech cluster. Frederick area bioscience companies enjoy an innovative, supportive, and collaborative environment along with an excellent quality of life. Frederick is fortunate have strong biotechnology transfer opportunities from the federal labs at Fort Detrick and the National Cancer Institute to accelerate the pace of medical research by forging unique scientific partnerships. Additionally, our highly skilled and educated workforce help support this industry.

 

Contact:
Bobby Baumler
Economic Development Manager
301.600.6362
rbaumler@cityoffrederick.com

 
  The Office of Economic Development oversees economic development programs and services, assisting existing and potential businesses and industries, preparing marketing materials and strategies, and acting as a liaison between the City and the business community. Contact: Sharon Disque Business Services Coordinator 301.258.6313 x2128 sdisque@gaithersburgmd.gov

 

The Office of Economic Development oversees economic development programs and services, assisting existing and potential businesses and industries, preparing marketing materials and strategies, and acting as a liaison between the City and the business community.

Contact:
Sharon Disque
Business Services Coordinator
301.258.6313 x2128
sdisque@gaithersburgmd.gov

 
Rockville is the center of Maryland’s biohealth corridor with 150+ industry-related companies and close proximity to the FDA and NIH. As the City’s economic development agency, REDI assists companies seeking to launch, locate and expand in Rockville, offering guidance and support to companies at all stages of growth. Contact: Michael Stiefvater Business Development Manager 301.355.2202 stiefvater@rockvilleredi.org

Rockville is the center of Maryland’s biohealth corridor with 150+ industry-related companies and close proximity to the FDA and NIH. As the City’s economic development agency, REDI assists companies seeking to launch, locate and expand in Rockville, offering guidance and support to companies at all stages of growth.

Contact:
Michael Stiefvater
Business Development Manager
301.355.2202
stiefvater@rockvilleredi.org

 
The Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College is an integrated academic, business, and research campus located in Germantown, Maryland within the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Our area is home to more than 350 bioscience companies and key federal institutions, including the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Energy and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research. PIC MC provides immediate access to the 1-270 corridor. Partnerships with industry and neighboring federal agencies present rich opportunities for our students attending the College. Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology invites companies in the life sciences, technology, and cybersecurity sectors to locate on our campus and connect with our students, faculty and workforce development programs. We are proud to call Holy Cross Germantown Hospital our resident anchor partner, making us the only community college in the nation with a hospital on campus.  In addition, our campus is home to Montgomery County's life sciences incubator, the Germantown Innovation Center. Contact: Martha A. Schoonmaker Executive Director 240.567.2007 martha.schoonmaker@montgomerycollege.edu

The Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College is an integrated academic, business, and research campus located in Germantown, Maryland within the Washington, DC metropolitan region.

Our area is home to more than 350 bioscience companies and key federal institutions, including the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Energy and the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research. PIC MC provides immediate access to the 1-270 corridor. Partnerships with industry and neighboring federal agencies present rich opportunities for our students attending the College.

Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology invites companies in the life sciences, technology, and cybersecurity sectors to locate on our campus and connect with our students, faculty and workforce development programs. We are proud to call Holy Cross Germantown Hospital our resident anchor partner, making us the only community college in the nation with a hospital on campus.  In addition, our campus is home to Montgomery County's life sciences incubator, the Germantown Innovation Center.

Contact:
Martha A. Schoonmaker
Executive Director
240.567.2007
martha.schoonmaker@montgomerycollege.edu