About Us The LaunchPort, Located in Baltimore, Maryland

The LaunchPort™ is a medtech manufacturing accelerator located in Baltimore’s Port Covington.

The combined manufacturing and Medtech acceleration center allows medical device start-ups and emerging technology developers the ability to co-locate at an experienced, regulated medical device manufacturing center.

As part of that residency, they can tap into core services (e.g. financial operating systems, quality system development, supply chain activities, regulatory submission/compliance support, reimbursement and revenue model development), while allowing them to focus capital resources on developing critical core competencies.

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Our Partners

Bob Storey, The MVR Company

Managing Partner

Bob is Managing Director of The MVR Company, which focuses on the assessment and creation of new ventures, with a particular emphasis on medical technologies. Bob serves as the Managing Partner of The LaunchPort™ and is Chairman and board member for a number of early stage companies in orthopedics and cardiology… Read More

Email: bstorey@mvrco.com

Jeff Quinn, The Quinn Group


Jeff has been professionally involved in the medical device manufacturing industry for over 35 years. In 1986, he established and co-founded Engineered Medical Systems (EMS), a medical device manufacturer in Indianapolis, Indiana. EMS does contract manufacturing and private label medical devices for a variety of private and multi-national medical devices manufacturers and distributors. In 1998, they established Engineered Medical Systems Ireland (dba Caradyne, Ltd.) located in Galway, Ireland, to develop and manufacture ventilators, monitors and other respiratory devices for the acute care markets. This division was subsequently sold to one of their multi-national medical device partners… Read More

Email: jquinn@engmedsys.com

Our Network

The LaunchPort is part of comprehensive medtech and data eco-system that includes Private, Institutional, Federal and State resources. Locating at LaunchPort brings companies access and involvement in one of the world’s premier life sciences centers.


The LaunchPort can assist companies with connections to the considerable Federal resources within Maryland – the home of major centers of life sciences (and big data research related to biometrics), including the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Security Agency, among others.

Universities and Institutions

Both Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland’s medical schools and medical centers are within 5 miles of our Medtech venture center. The two universities spend approximately a combined $3.5B on research, and the majority of The LaunchPort’s Residents have their roots at one of these institutions. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is in nearby Laurel, MD and is the home of considerable cutting edge research in human/machine interfaces.

State of Maryland and City of Baltimore

State of Maryland Department of Commerce and the State’s Technology Development Corporation operate numerous translational development programs and funds for companies that are headquartered in or sustain significant operations in Maryland. Additional incentives are available to companies within Baltimore’s city limits. The majority of The LaunchPort’s residents are beneficiaries of these programs.

Weller Development Company

The LaunchPort works closely with the developers of Port Covington – our home – and one of the largest urban revitalization projects underway in the world. We can help you develop and validate the future facilities needs of your business.

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