State awards $1.5M to 7 life sciences companies - Baltimore


Mar. 6, 2014 9:15 am

State awards $1.5M to 7 life sciences companies

Seven life sciences companies received up to $200,000 each from the state government through the state's BioMaryland Center.

Seven life sciences companies received up to $200,000 each from the state government through the state’s BioMaryland Center.

Here are the seven grant recipients and their respective projects, from the press release:

  • AsclepiX Therapeutics, LLC (Baltimore): a long-lasting drug which would reduce the number of eye injections for macular degeneration and improve patient vision.
  • Brain Sentry, Inc. (Bethesda): helmet mounted sensors which detect and count possible concussive injury hits for youth engaged in sports.
  • Clear Guide Medical (Baltimore): ultrasound guided technology to make needle biopsy more accurate, faster, and safer.
  • Cordex Systems, Inc. (Annapolis): an enhanced blood pressure cuff to measure endothelial dysfunction, the earliest indicator of atherosclerosis.
  • Harpoon Medical Inc. (Stevensville): a surgical tool which will enable surgeons to reliably repair the mitral valve using a minimally invasive beating-heart approach.
  • Otomagnetics (College Park): a magnetic particle drug delivery system for treatment of sudden hearing loss and eventually common ear infections.
  • Vasoptic Medical Inc. (Columbia): a low-cost portable retinal imaging instrument for early diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy affecting 1 in 3 diabetics.
  • Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore): a system which assists with securing the puncture site during cardiac ablation therapy to compensate for the beating heart.
Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City,, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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