MedImmune, a Maryland startup responsible for developing medicines for unmet medical needs has aligned with researchers at the Johns Hopkins University. The company has established a goal of making the Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia cluster of biotechnology companies into one of the industry’s three largest hubs in the country by 2023.
Graybug, a pharmaceutical startup based at FastForward East, closed a $1.74 million Series A financing round. The company makes treatments for eye disease. The money will be used to advance development of the company’s pre-clinical stage microparticle candidate for wet-age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
emocha Mobile Health won a bid to use its app in Harris County, Texas. The FastForward East-based company’s video-based app, miDOT, allows tuberculosis patients to record themselves taking required medication so healthcare workers don’t have to travel to observe them. Harris County, which stretches 1,800 square miles in the Houston area, has one of the nation’s highest TB rates. emocha has a similar partnership with Baltimore city.
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