Maryland Life Sciences Hosts Sold-Out 2022 Bio Innovation Conference

Frederick, MD (October 6, 2022) – Maryland Life Sciences, a division of the Maryland Tech Council, hosted the successful 2022 Bio Innovation Conference October 3-4 in Bethesda, Maryland. In addition to a sold-out audience, the conference featured more than 50 industry-leading speakers, 15 panel discussions and fireside chats exploring pressing industry topics, six networking opportunities, record-breaking participation in the BIO One-on-One Partnering system, three international delegations, 7,000 attendees joining live digitally, and thousands more watching the recording.

The Bio Innovation Conference is Maryland’s premiere forum for life science professionals from industry, academia, and government to exchange ideas, make new professional connections, and explore trends in the industry.

Panel discussions included:

Innovating at the National Institutes of Health and Establishing ARPA-H (Keynote Address)
Expanding the Boundaries of Cell and Gene Therapy
Factors Impacting Patient Access to Cell and Gene Therapies
Keys to Expanding a Diverse Talent in Workforce Development
The Shift to Endemic: Living Alongside COVID-19
Emerging Vaccine Opportunities in Modulating the Immune System
Fireside Discussion – Advanced Biomanufacturing: The Patient Focus
Automation in Biomanufacturing
Business of Bio Workshop A – Maximizing Government Non-Dilutive Funding Programs
Workforce Readiness
Business of Bio Workshop B – Improving Biotech Company Value
Inclusion, Retention, and Advancement
Business of Bio Workshop C – Raising Capital

“We are deeply grateful to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making the Bio Innovation Conference the region’s must-attend forum for life science professionals,” said Brad L. Stewart, Chair of Maryland Life Sciences. “Each year, attendees leave the Bio Innovation Conference more knowledgeable, more networked, and more prepared to expand the frontiers of life science innovation in Maryland.”

The Bio Innovation Conference is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors. Maryland Life Sciences is grateful to all sponsors for making this outstanding forum for the exchange of ideas possible.

Title Sponsor
Horizon Therapeutics

Industry Sector Sponsor – Biomanufacturing
Kite, a Gilead Company

Industry Sector Sponsor – Cell & Gene Therapy

Industry Sector Sponsor – Vaccines and Immunotherapy

Presenting Sponsors
Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
Maryland Department of Commerce

Supporting Sponsors
Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS
Blue Knight™

Contributing Sponsor

Keynote Sponsor
DPR Construction

Workforce Development Panel Sponsor
Universities at Shady Grove

BIO Partnering Sponsor
Azzur Group

Cocktail Reception Sponsors
T3 Advisors, a Savills Company

Giveaway Sponsor
Scheer Partners

Registration Sponsor
Evolution Labs

Luncheon Sponsors
Frederick Economic Development
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Montgomery College
Progress Labs

International Delegate Sponsors
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Gold Sponsors
Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Biotechnology Innovation Organization
Boston Properties
Comcast Business

WiFi Sponsors
Coakley & Williams Construction

Coffee Break Sponsors
IPS-Integrated Project Services
Monument Innovation Center