The Maryland Tech Council is holding a biotechnology conference next week in Baltimore.
The technology trade association’ Bio+Tech18 conference is set for Sept. 20 at the Baltimore Hilton. It’s the conference’s third year.
Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford will start the event at 9 a.m. A chat session with University of Maryland, Baltimore County President Freeman Hrabowski, Johns Hopkins University Provost Sunil Kumar and University of Maryland, Baltimore president Jay Perman is scheduled to follow.
New this year is a pitch contest, in which the grand prize winner will receive $5,000. Selected from more than 30 applicants to participate in the contest are AlgometRx, a company working on pain and drug effect measurement; JuneBrain, which is developing home monitoring of disease activity for multiple sclerosis patients; Remedy Plan Therapeutics, which is making a cancer treatment; Sonavex, which working on a custom point-of-care ultrasound; and VakSea, which develops immune-boosting proteins for aquaculture.
Additionally, 47 speakers are scheduled to speak in 12 sessions.
Registration: http://bio-techconference.com/ by Sept. 17.