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Watch: PWCDED’s video essay, Scaling Curiosity, was just nominated for an Emmy

The series take a look at how biotechnology came to the region through the stories of three local startups.

Startups in the DMV region are advancing biotech products. (Photo by Pixabay user luvqs, used under a Creative Commons license)

A local economic development department can now add an Emmy nomination to its list of achievements.

The Prince William County Department of Economic Development (PWCDED) just nabbed a Capital Emmy Award nomination for its life sciences video essay “Scaling Curiosity.” The nomination is through the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

With the series, PWCDED takes a look at how the region’s bioscience hub developed through Innovation Park, the corporate research park in Manassas, Virginia. The series takes a look at local companies — including Bacchus Therapeutics, Capra Biosciences and iQ Genetix — to show the growing ecosystem of biotech and the full growth cycle of the startups. This is the first time that PWCDED has been nominated for an Emmy, although a spokesperson confirmed that it has applied in previous years.

“Without a doubt, our marketing team has helped change public perceptions of Prince William County over the last three years,” said Christina Winn, executive director of PWCDED, in a statement. “By finding and telling the stories that matter most, they are showcasing the innovators that keep Prince William County growing.”

“Scaling Curiosity” is nominated in the Health/Medical, Long Form category for the 65th annual awards. A ceremony announcing winners will be held on June 24 in Bethesda, Maryland.

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