MD Life Sciences Bio Innovation Conference Attracts International Interest and Networking Through Virtual Trade Delegations

More than 40 Speakers Include Representatives from NOVAVAX, Emergent, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, GlycoMimetics, American Gene Technologies and Other Life Science Companies

Maryland Life Sciences (MDLS), a division of Maryland Tech Council (MTC), will hold its highly-anticipated Bio Innovation Conference on October 5-6, 2020. Each year, the conference is held in the life science hot bed, Montgomery County, but due to COVID, conference organizers will hold the conference virtually this year.

The event will be attended by more than 500 researchers, business leaders, academia, venture capitalists, promising startups and professionals in the life sciences industry. Attendees will experience live-streaming sessions with more than 40 industry experts on relevant and up-to-date topics. The keynote speaker will be The Honorable Jim Greenwood, Former President & CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). MDLS will present him with a Lifetime Achievement Award before he gives his keynote address.

Other featured conference speakers include:

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Houston company hopes to pump new life into the oil and gas industry after state loses 40K jobs amid pandemic

HOUSTON – It’s no secret that COVID-19 has put the U.S. economy in a serious crunch. The heart and soul of Houston’s economy, the oil and gas industry, has been hit especially hard.

According to the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, the state had nearly 361,000 oil and gas jobs in 2019. But that’s down to 321,000 this year which is a drop of nearly 40,000 jobs, or 11% of the pre-pandemic workforce.

One company’s vision

A Houston company is launching a program it hopes will pump new life, and jobs, into the energy industry and the local economy.

Max Midstream Texas recently locked in a deal at the Port of Calhoun, about two hours southwest of Houston, to connect three pipelines across the state and export oil. The $1 billion project is expected to create at least a thousand jobs over the next several years.

“A lot

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David Whiting Named President of Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Sciences Division

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) announced that David Whiting, Senior Managing Director of Technology and Life Sciences (TLS) Division, has been named President, TLS Division. In his role, Whiting will manage Comerica’s TLS teams in California, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Toronto, Canada.

Whiting, a 17-year veteran of Comerica, has served in various leadership roles within the TLS Division during his tenure. Most recently, he directed all TLS Division U.S. offices outside of California. For more than a decade he led the Dallas TLS team, as well as oversaw the Upper Midwest market, lending to venture-backed technology in various life cycles. He also has served in operating and finance capacities with a software company, as well as roles serving the lending needs of technology companies with Imperial Bank.  

“We look forward to leveraging David’s experience

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Variety of Life and Physical Science Investigations Destined for the Space Station Onboard Northrop Grumman CRS-14

Variety of Life and Physical Science Investigations Destined for the Space Station Onboard Northrop Grumman CRS-14

Press Release
From: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

More than 20 payloads sponsored by the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory are loaded onto Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft, scheduled to launch to the orbiting laboratory no earlier than September 29 at 10:26 p.m. ET. The launch, which will take place from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, represents Northrop Grumman’s 14th commercial resupply services (CRS) mission to the space station, contracted through NASA. This mission will deliver a multitude of research experiments to be conducted by ISS crew members over the coming months, including several physical and life science investigations. 

Over the years, fundamental and applied life science research has been integral to the mission of the ISS National Lab, as this research in

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Read It and Reap: Audio Journal’s ‘Speaking Volumes’ adjusts to coronavirus restrictions – Entertainment & Life – Worcester Magazine

On the first Tuesday of each month, starting promptly at 8 p.m. and running until 9, Audio Journal presents “Speaking Volumes,” its audio book club based in Worcester. Members proudly note that this nonprofit broadcasting service was recognized by Oprah Winfrey last year in her O Magazine.

Socially distanced volunteers meet via Zoom the night before each session to record their discussion. Audio Journal’s Mary Frandsen says volunteers may read the book to listeners or join in the monthly discussion. (Volunteers also read newspapers, magazines, books, store flyers and other print material.) Frandsen always welcomes new volunteers.

Under normal circumstances, listeners may call in to join the discussion as part of the group. That has changed somewhat. Books are both fiction and nonfiction, and always are available through the Talking Book Library. They are recorded by the Library of Congress on digital cartridge and are available through Perkins Braille and

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Good Life Foundation’s Hasan Stephens Teaches Life Skills Via Hip-Hop | The Latest Hip-Hop News, Music and Media

Hasan Stephens - Good Life Foundation Founder

Source: Press Handout / Good Life Foundation

Hasan Stephens has a vision for the Black and Latino youth of Syracuse, NY—a city without a single Black radio station—and that is to teach them self-sustainability, using Hip-Hop as a tool. Many have made countless ducats off of the culture, without producing anything worthwhile but Stephens, a South Bronx native (and Hip-Hop head by birthright, really), has effectively angled the culture to inspire innovation in the youth of upstate NY.

Hasan Stephens - Good Life Foundation Founder

Source: Press Handout / Good Life Foundation

Boppy jingles and transparent pandering aside, there’s a short list of people who have created something via Hip-Hop with staying power. Stephens insists that his organization, the Good Life Foundation, is the optimal model to watch. He’s right and the right people are watching.

Currently, the foundation is working on repurposing a warehouse in Syracuse. “Once we get this building up and running (the

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Innovative Strength and Competitiveness for Life Science Startups

Classified in: Health, Science and technology
Subject: Product/Service

The ZIM network “Smart solutions for regenerative medicine” has been working successfully since June 2019 to advance the development and marketing of innovative and intelligent medical technology. “We mainly focus on research and optimizing new therapeutic methods in regenerative medicine and wound management. We encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between experts and support research- and development-projects by acquiring financial and public funding”, explains Dr. Karen Hung, SilverSky Lifesciences, responsible for coordinating the network.

The ZIM network “Smart solutions for regenerative medicine” is strongly supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. ZIM (Central Innovation Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) is a nationwide technological and sectoral unrestricted funding program. The network supports life science startups from ideation to market launch of new technologies. The core functions are networking with industry partners and supporting to prepare grant applications.

In this way, the German

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Philabundance Opens Community Kitchen Offering Adults Culinary Training and Life Skills

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf helped cut the ribbon on a brand new Philabundance Community Kitchen in North Philadelphia on Tuesday.

PCK is a 16-week culinary training and life skills program providing opportunities to adults with little to no income who need not just a job, but a second chance at life.

PCK promotes the self-sufficiency of its students by preparing them for and connecting them to work in the food service industry and allows them to give back by preparing meals for those in need.

“In a year that has contained a great deal of hardship, it is wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate a new beginning,” said Governor Wolf. “Nothing could be more appropriate than celebrating with the Philabundance community. Philabundance has remained a steadfast partner in my administration’s commitment to ensuring that every Pennsylvanian has access to plentiful, nutritious food.”

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Life Science Software Market | Insights on the Crisis and the Roadmap to Recovery from COVID-19 Pandemic | Technavio

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global life science software market is expected to register an incremental growth of USD 2.55 billion, witnessing a CAGR of over 7% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research analysis by Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life science software market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, the Revaluated and Updated Life Science Software Market Report Says:

  • The life science software market will witness a Positive and Superior impact during the forecast period owing to the extensive rise of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Due to the extensive spread of the virus across the globe, the Information Technology industry is anticipated to have Mixed and Direct impact
  • Furthermore, as per Technavio’s pandemic-focused research
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Mel Carter Used Life Lessons to Become a Successful Music Exec

Growing up in another country, poor, and without a college education may lead some to stay in poverty or look to illegal means to make ends meet. But having aspirations to be a businessman like Roc-A-Fella’s Damon Dash and Jay-Z, industry executive Mel Carter knew what direction he wanted to take in life and pursued it.

Carter, who is now the senior vice president of A&R at Republic Records, is also an investor in Chef John Seymour and hip-hop artist and entrepreneur, Nasir “Nas” Jones’ restaurant Sweet Chick and owner of the Hikari-Ultra record label that is in a  joint venture with Republic. With the skills and knowledge he has acquired over the years, he managed to generate $3 million in artist merchandise and apparel sales in the last year alone.

BLACK ENTERPRISE spoke to Carter about how his ambition led to his entrepreneurial success.

How has working in the

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