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Universities move forward as drivers of Md. startup economy

Ellen Hemmerly, MBA, Executive Director of bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park.  (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

After years of groundwork, Maryland universities saw more tangible results this year from their efforts to support new startups formed from university technology. State and university officials hope this year’s results show a state gaining traction as it looks to ...

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Acquiring tech assets drives some deals

Julie Lenzer. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

  With a slogan of “Turning plant floor data into actionable information,” Julie Lenzer founded the software company Applied Creative Technologies Inc. in 1995. Focused on data collection, data mining and analytics in the food manufacturing sector, Lenzer’s company started ...

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Startup will develop UMB disease-detection technology

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has spawned a new startup that will use genome research to target inflammatory bowel ailments such as Crohn's disease. Technology developed by two doctors from the Institute for Genome Sciences at the university's medical school looks at the genomes of bacteria in the human gut to detect diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's.

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UMB pumps $100K into artificial lung company

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has invested $100,000 in a Baltimore company called Breethe, Inc. to help market a wearable, artificial lung system developed at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. The investment was made through UM Ventures, a partnership between UMB and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County that allows the schools to commercialize technology developed by their students and faculty. Dr. Bartley P. Griffith, executive director of the medical school's Program in Lung Healing, developed the core technology behind the portable blood pump oxygenator and founded Breethe to commercialize the product in 2014.

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