Almost three years ago, the Montgomery County Biosciences Task Force issued recommendations that included the formation of a public-private partnership to help take the local life sciences industry to another level.
This week, that nonprofit partnership, called BioHealth Innovation, formally incorporated and has raised more than $1 million from companies such as MedImmune of Gaithersburg and Human Genome Sciences of Rockville, along with medical system Adventist HealthCare of Rockville and Johns Hopkins University to start implementing its programs.
“Though we just incorporated this week, this is something that has been strategized for almost three years,” said Rich Bendis, the interim CEO of BioHealth. “There has been a lot of preliminary groundwork.”
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