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NIH awards Morgan State $23M

Morgan State University has received a $23.3 million award from the National Institutes of Health as part of an initiative to attract more minorities into the biomedical sciences. “Morgan has a very good track record of enhancing diversity in the ...

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Maryland CEO honored by vets’ business group

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association has named Lorenzo Downing, president and CEO of National Harbor-based Spartan Business & Technology Inc., as its first Minority Vetrepreneur of the Year. Downing, who served 24 years in the Air Force, launched Spartan, a ...

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Microsoft donates software to Goodwill

Microsoft is donating $5.4 million worth of software to Goodwill Industries International, of Rockville, and 21 Goodwill agencies across the United States. The grant program, GoodTech, is Microsoft’s third investment in Goodwill’s technology infrastructure. The donated software includes Microsoft Windows, Microsoft ...

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Sucampo expands deal with Japanese firm

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc., of Bethesda, has reached a deal with Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., of Japan, for expanded licensing, development and supplying of Amitiza, Sucampo’s  treatment for chronic idiopathic constipation and opioid-induced constipation, the companies announced. Takeda has obtained global ...

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Aquarium extends Friday discount

The National Aquarium in Baltimore will offer its Fridays After Five discount year-round, the Aquarium announced this week. The Friday program, which has been running in the fall and winter, began earlier this month, allowing visitors to pay $12 admission ...

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U.S. would approve rail merger?

(AP) The CEO of Canadian Pacific says U.S. regulators would approve a well-structured railroad merger, but nothing is planned now that talks with CSX ended. CEO Hunter Harrison said during a conference call Tuesday he doesn’t agree with the view ...

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