Maryland Tech Council Welcomes Blackbird Laboratories as Newest Member

Frederick, MD (February 26, 2024) – The Maryland Tech Council (MTC), the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state, today welcomed Blackbird Laboratories, Inc. (“Blackbird Labs”), a next generation life sciences accelerator, as its newest member. 

Launched in Baltimore in 2023, Blackbird Labs’ mission is to accelerate the development and commercialization of novel medicines and cutting-edge technologies to enhance the well-being of patients facing unmet medical needs. Initially, Blackbird Labs is focused on advancing innovation across a wide range of therapeutic modalities and indications, including inflammation and immunology, neurological diseases, genetic diseases, and cancer.

“Blackbird Labs is uniquely positioned to commercialize groundbreaking medicines and technologies emerging from its partner research institutions that have the potential to change patients’ lives,” said Kelly Schulz, Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Tech Council. “They have quickly assembled a respected team of scientists, executives, and entrepreneurs whose insights will help MTC expand our world-class innovation ecosystem in Maryland.” 

Maryland is one of the nation’s strongest life sciences ecosystems. Maryland and the BioHealth Capital region are the #3 ranked biopharma cluster in the nation. The state boasts more than 2,300 life sciences firms and 54,000 life sciences workers and the industry generates an estimated $20 billion in economic activity annually.

About the Maryland Tech Council

The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life science industries by supporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, and we provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect. MTC brings the region’s community together into a single, united organization that empowers our members to achieve their business goals through advocacy, networking, and education. The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is to propel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology in the country. Follow us at, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.


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