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Additional Information on New NIH MedTech Program: Incubator hubs will provide subawards to technology innovation teams and aim to accelerate medical devices to treat, diagnose nervous system disorders

Newswise — The National Institutes of Health, through its Blueprint MedTech program, has established two incubator hubs and launched a funding solicitation in support of commercially viable, clinically focused neurotechnology solutions to diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system. Blueprint MedTech relies on the collaborative framework of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research, which includes the […]

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The Center for Innovative NeuroTech Advancement (CINTA) & NeuroTech Harbor (NTH) announce the 2022 National Award Competition supported by the NIH Blueprint MedTech Program

The NIH sponsored program seeks collaborative projects aimed at developing emerging neurotechnologies into commercially viable, clinically focused solutions for disorders of the nervous system.  The two hubs, CINTA and NTH, will coordinate outreach, assessment, recommendation and mentorship for this groundbreaking process.  The methodology is modeled closely on the hugely successful RADx program, which has evaluated […]

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LaunchPort’s Innovation Partner LifeBridge Health Holding 6th Anniversary Celebration at City Garage on September 22

Join LifeBridge Health for the celebration of their sixth anniversary of the LifeBridge Health BioIncubator on Thursday, Sept. 22 at City Garage, located at 101 W. Dickman Street, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. You will have the opportunity to hear from some of their innovative and cutting edge biotech startups from the BioIncubator program including […]

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Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design Holding Clinical Needs Showcase on July 29th

Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design (CBID) will be conducting their annual review of Clinical Needs assessment by their incoming Master’s teams.  The groups participate in rounds during the two months of the summer and formulate their design plans based on that discovery.  This first review is followed by progressive development, with a […]

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Materic and LaunchPort Announce Partnership to Drive Advanced Materials Manufacturing for Medical Device Technology

Materic’s expertise in advanced materials and 3D printing to combine with The LaunchPort’s skills in GMP production of medical devices and technologies   July 18, 2022, Baltimore, MD – Materic, a custom manufacturer of advanced materials, and LaunchPort, LLC, a medical device venture center and GMP contract manufacturing operation today announced a partnership to drive the […]

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LaunchPort Announces New Partnerships with Residents to Promote Diagnostic Device Development

LaunchPort is announcing a new partnership in conjunction with their Resident companies to offer design, prototyping and commercial assessment for technology innovators in the diagnostics space.  For those developers that are in the early to intermediate stages of commercialization or translation, this expertise and access to these development tools can be a critical multiplier in […]

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LaunchPort expands Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Ventures, and Consulting Activities

During late 2021, Indianapolis based Engineered Medical Systems and Pulmodyne, Inc., owners/operators of Engineered Medical Systems – Baltimore, were acquired by Intrasurgical UK. ( At that time the LaunchPort LLC partners, Bob Storey and Jeff Quinn, acquired the Baltimore manufacturing operation and integrated it into LaunchPort as a wholly owned subsidiary.  The site was re-registered […]

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LaunchPort’s Novel Microdevices Lands Important Funding from Carb-X Global Partnership

Novel Microdevices ( was awarded up to $13.8 million from CARB-X ( for the development of a rapid, point-of-care, molecular diagnostic platform for the detection of sexually transmitted diseases, including antibiotic-resistant infections such as Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Novel’s new device would diagnose infections in about 25 minutes from a vaginal swab or urine sample, and […]

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Details of Construction Elements Outlined in Port Covington Plans

The next five buildings in Port Covington are scheduled to begin delivering in late 2022. This development phase will have 440,000 sq. ft. of office; 586,000 sq. ft. of residential from 537 total housing units which break down as 367 market-rate residential dwelling units, 89 affordable dwelling units (ADU), and 81 extended-stay units; 116,000 sq. […]

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