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Thrive Earlier Detection Corp. Acquired by Exact Sciences for $2.15 Billion

“The acquisition of Thrive is a giant leap toward ensuring blood-based, multi-cancer screening becomes a reality and eventually, the standard of care,” said Kevin Conroy, CEO of Exact Sciences, said in a statement. “By combining the expertise of both organizations, we believe we can bring this powerful technology to patients faster.”

ClearMask Featured in Wall Street Journal

“Allysa Dittmar has built a business most entrepreneurs dream of. It put its products on the market in April—and, about seven months later, has sold around 12 million of them.”

Johns Hopkins Startups Named to Maryland’s “Future 20”

Relavo, Sisu Global Health and Vita Therapeutics will be featured in Maryland Commerce blog posts, videos, and social media promotion for the remainder of 2020 and into 2021.

Proscia to Digitize U.S. Tissue Repository

The Joint Pathology Center in Silver Spring has more than 55 million glass slides and 31 million blocks of tissue dating back more than 100 years.

b.well Hires New CTO

John J. Ostlund said “he was struck by b.well’s purpose and vision for bringing the kind of digital tools that consumers are accustomed to in other realms to healthcare, as well as its traction.”

Hearo Places 2nd in Collegiate Inventors Competition for Graduate Students

The startup created a self-powered, flexible electrostatic transducer that enables significantly higher-quality acoustic recordings and communications, even in noisy environments.

emocha Mobile Health, ClearMask Talk Pivoting During COVID-19

The startups’ CEOs discussed the lessons they have learned in the pandemic during a panel discussion at Baltimore Innovation Week.

Early Charm Ventures Acquires Controlling Interest in Revolve Biotechnologies

“Revolve, founded in 2013 based on PFunkel mutagenesis technology developed at Johns Hopkins University, focuses on engineering better proteins using novel-directed evolution technologies.”

Sonavi Labs Featured in CNN/AT&T Video

CEO Ellington West and her father, James, an electrical engineering professor at Johns Hopkins who led a “Black Scientific Renaissance at Bell Labs in the 1960s and 1970s,” were profiled about they “are part of an inspiring movement toward greater equity and inclusion.”

Other News

Lauren Gardner Named to the TIME 100

“Gardner, a civil and systems engineering professor in the Whiting School of Engineering, led the team that built the COVID-19 Dashboard in late January. Since then, the dashboard has evolved into the leading source of centralized data on the pandemic, allowing governments, the media, and the public to visualize its rapid spread.”

Lauren Gardner, Sonavi Labs and Jeff Cherry Win 2020 Awards

Garnder and the COVID-19 Dashboard were named “Innovation of the Year,” while Sonavi, which is developing digital stethoscope technology, was named “Startup of the Year.” Cherry, the founder of Conscious Ventures Lab and a member of JHTV’s IDEA Board, was named “Impact Leader of the Year.”

Lauren Gardner, Ellington West, Honored as Part of “The Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch 2020”

Gardner was cited for the COVID-19 Dashboard, West for being the CEO and founder of Sonavi Labs.

FastForward U’s Kerrie Carden Discusses Universities and Local Economies

“We have a huge reach in terms of all the people who might be seeking employment in a given area,” Carden said during a panel discussion as part of the Introduced by conference. “That symbiosis I think is not only natural but also needs to be intentional.”

Bluefield Innovations Featured in Global University Venturing

Jorge Aquino, director, ventures, for JHTV, discussed working with Deerfield on drug development.