Author: Bob Storey

Port Covington developers, state officials celebrate start of vertical construction in South Baltimore

Renderings of the future neighborhood show foot traffic bustling around the parks, shops and eateries. Central to the design is Rye Street Market, a large, mixed-use office building and food hub designed with Baltimore’s rich legacy of open-air markets. Designs also feature breweries, “extended stay” units, wide sidewalks and entertainment venues. The neighborhood is currently […]

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Podcast by Ready Robotics CEO Ben Gibbs

LaunchPort Resident discusses history, growth and future outlook of Ready Robotics on “Automating the Chain” talk show.  In this episode, Tee sits down with Benjamin Gibbs, Co-Founder and CEO of READY Robotics to talk about making robotics user-friendly to spark the future of industrial automation. https://www.automatingthechain.com/podcast/18-democratizing-access-to-robotics/ Automating The Chain bridges the learning gap between business executives […]

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The LaunchPort virtual resident Brevitest moves closer to launch of COVID-19 Antibody test

BreviTest Technologies announced that the FDA has officially accepted BreviTest’s notification of its intent to commercially distribute its IgG antibody test.  The BreviTest SARS-CoV-2 IgG Test detects the presence of SARS-CoV-2 specific IgG antibodies in plasma or serum using only 3μl of sample. Reliable results are available in 10 minutes. A positive test result indicates prior […]

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CoapTech Closes $7M Series B Investment

CoapTech announced the closing of a Series B investment of $7 million led by medical device venture capital firm Hunniwell Lake Ventures. They will use funds to commercialize the First FDA-cleared, Ultrasound-based system for Feeding Tube Placement. News Article

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LaunchPort Recognized by Baltimore Business Journal for Best in Tech 2020

Congratulations to all of the companies being recognized as winners of this year’s Best in Tech Awards for your work to advance Baltimore’s tech industry. The honorees, who were chosen by BBJ staff, represent the incredible, growing tech ecosystem here in Baltimore, one fueled by world-class assets, phenomenal talent and a commitment to excellence. Baltimore […]

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Brevitest Technologies Becomes First Remote Resident of Baltimore’s LaunchPort™ Manufacturing Accelerator

The LaunchPort™ announced today that Brevitest Technologies will become the latest out-of-state company to partner with the device accelerator. Brevitest has developed a point-of-care analyzer capable of accurately performing enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), the gold standard for measuring concentrations of molecules in solution. Unlike ELISAs done in laboratories, the technology is portable with a run […]

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Key Tech Inc. Assembles Positive Pressure Air Respirators at LaunchPort

Baltimore engineering design firm Key Tech Inc. sets up positive pressure air respiratory assembly operation at The LaunchPort in response to requests from area hospitals. The positive pressure suits were on back order through the end of the summer, and Key Tech and Johns Hopkins collaborated to design and assemble the blower assemblies from readily available components to […]

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LifeSprout closes $28.5M Series A round

Company closed round that was led by investors from San Francisco and Baltimore, allowing the Johns Hopkins spin-out to continue clinical development of its first product. LifeSprout is a LaunchPort Resident that operates clean room, wet lab and engineering cells as part of their GMP process development efforts. News Article

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