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Life Science Surge in the Greater D.C. Region

Thu Sep 24, 2020

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Life Science Surge in the Greater D.C. Region

The Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine and the Growing Need for Lab Space

Thursday September 24 2020 | 12:30 PM EDT

Webinar Summary

  1. How are the region's life science companies funding the search for a COVID-19 vaccine?
  2. How can companies attract and recruit talent from other life science sectors, like Cambridge and San Francisco?
  3. What parts of the greater D.C. region should anticipate a surge in life science development?
  4. Is the life science sector pandemic-proof, as well as recession-proof? Why or why not?
  5. How are development, construction and design trends for life science spaces shifting amidst the coronavirus pandemic?

Featured Presenters

Brad Stewart

Brad Stewart (Opening Remarks)

SVP of Business Development, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Brad Stewart is a serial biotech entrepreneur now responsible for growing Montgomery County’s economy, which approaches $100 billion per year and is the leading economic driver o...

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Richard Bendis

Richard Bendis (Moderator)

CEO, BioHealth Innovation

Mr. Bendis is an entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, investment banker, innovation and technology-based economic development leader, international speaker...

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Why This Matters

The District, the Swamp, D.C. — how about the Biotech Capital Region? The D.C. region is now the 4th largest life science sector in the country, only behind Boston, San Francisco, and San Diego. While the initial cluster was in Maryland, along the i-270 Corridor, interest and investment in life science space have bloomed throughout the region, reaching up to Baltimore in partnership with Johns Hopkins, and even stretching into Northern Virginia. More important still, is that six local companies in the region are integral in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. What does this surge of interest in biotech and life science mean for development throughout the region, and how can CRE companies help fuel the life science boom? Join our esteemed group of panelists as we explore what this hot sector means for development trends in the D.C. region. Tune into this exciting webinar! Can't make the live session? Register anyway — a recording will be made available after the webinar.