JHTV's roundup of good news at Johns Hopkins and the Baltimore ecosystem.
  1. Nominations are due November 17 for the new President’s Innovation Award, a $250K annual award to a single early-to-mid-career faculty member committed to commercialization.
  2. JHTV celebrated the public launch of Blackbird Labs, a new local $100M nonprofit research institute funded by the Bisciotti family office (of Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti). The institute sponsors research at local universities with an eye toward local company creation attraction of talent and capital to the region.
  3. DELFI Diagnostics launches first LookLung, an accessible, accurate new way to enhance lung cancer screening through a routine blood test.
  4. Ashvattha Therapeutics announces first patient dosed via subcutaneous administration of anti-angiogenic therapeutic D-4517.2 for Wet AMD and DME in Phase 2 chronic dosing study.
  5. BASF and 3Helix partner to commercialize innovative anti-aging technology, which uses collagen-hybrid peptides to create anti-aging benefits in personal care.
  6. JHTV had 120 applications for our Social Innovation Lab, an all-time high. Stay tuned for an announcement about the 10 teams chosen to participate in this year’s cohort-based accelerator.
  7. Esopredict™, Previse’s flagship product was awarded an NIH direct to Phase II SBIR grant to drive further studies of commercially available Barrett’s Esophagus Prognostic Test.
  8. Biomedical Engineering students from Johns Hopkins were runners-up in the 2023 Collegiate Inventors Competition for Bronchosleeve, a novel catheter designed to reduce compilations in chest surgery.
  9. Baltimore was designed by the Biden Administration as one of 31 U.S. geographies designated a federal “tech hub” through the CHIPS Infrastructure Act Program. The coalition of which JHTV is a part can now advance to Round 2, with a potential local award of $70M.
  10.  Johns Hopkins computer scientists were behind two of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023. Two innovations associated with the Department of Computer Science earned spots on TIME’s Best Inventions of 2023 list.