A Message from CEO, Marty Rosendale
The 439 th Session of the Maryland General Assembly commenced at noon on January 9 th . Following the November election, there are an unprecedented number of new legislators (approximately 40%). The first two weeks have focused on organizational meetings and orientation for the new legislators. We expect it to be a very active session, and the work is just beginning. 
The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community, actively engaged in building stronger life science and technology companies by supporting the efforts of our individual members who are protecting our national security and improving the quality of life through innovation. MTC has emerged as the region’s voice of over 460 innovative member companies to promote policy that creates a favorable business climate for industry companies to thrive and grow. MTC believes there is tremendous opportunity to foster an innovative environment for cutting edge life science and technology companies.
Member Spotlight
As our valued members you have the opportunity to connect with other members by searching the  MTC Member Map  or Member Only Directory. Search  here  and follow the instructions so we can find you!

Meet our members who stopped by to say hello, David Miller and Peter Weiman.
David Miller introduces us to  Pandexio , a new kind of software company created to empower the next generation of knowledge workers and Peter Weiman updates us about  MedNet , a cloud based eClinical and Electronic Data Capture Platform for all study types and phases.
MTC Highlight:
2019 Industry Awards Celebration Nominations Close on February 15

The Maryland Tech Council’s Industry Awards Celebration is the only awards ceremony that honors the best in Maryland’s technology and life science communities and is one of Maryland’s largest and most prestigious award ceremonies. The Industry Awards Celebration recognizes the work of individuals and companies that have changed the landscape of their industries and have ultimately touched the lives of millions of people. We encourage you to nominate yourself, company or client for one of the coveted awards.
Advocacy Update:
Over-regulating drugs threatens Md. Life sciences industry

Maryland’s innovation economy helps companies develop lifesaving cures for some of history’s deadliest diseases and supports tens of thousands of good paying jobs. But new legislation in Maryland could undermine this spirit of innovation, hurting not only our economy, but the patients who rely on it for groundbreaking treatments, as Maryland Tech Council CEO, Marty Rosendale discusses in his latest for the Baltimore Sun.
Mentoring Services:
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation Renews Support Commitment to Maryland Tech Council’s Venture Mentoring Services Program

Maryland Tech Council  (MTC) announced that the  Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC)  will continue its partnership with and support of MTC’s  Venture Mentoring Services (VMS) program. MCEDC has funded the mentoring program for three years and will continue to support it in 2019—to further augment the growth of Montgomery County’s target industries—technology and life sciences, while providing a key component to sustain economic growth in the County.
Exclusive Member Benefit:
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BIO Advocate Toolkit

We’ve made it easier for you to access information and share content about biotechnology and prescription medicines. Click on or flip over any of the cards on our Advocacy page to learn more about a topic. The information you discover can easily be shared on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Member News:
RoosterBio Launches Large-Scale hMSC Banks to Simplify & Streamline Biomanufacturing

RoosterBio Inc. announces the launch of RoosterBank™-hBM-100M-XF, a closed-system xeno-free (XF) working cell bank for rapid scale-up. This single-use bag product format enables streamlined, scalable hMSC-based manufacturing by providing a cell solution containing 100 million bone marrow-derived hMSCs (with industry-leading functional characterization) in a weldable cryopreservation bag that efficiently and economically reaches billions of cells.
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