The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the Maryland Department of Commerce are establishing an international cybersecurity center to attract foreign businesses to Maryland. The partnership anticipates having around 15 companies join the center each year, with the creation of at least 100 jobs over a few years.
Representatives of Britain-based Midlands Engine and the Maryland Department of Commerce have entered into an agreement that includes joint business-development activities and an exchange program. "This exciting partnership will open up markets and opportunities for our cyber companies, allow cyber experts to share information and technologies, and further cement Maryland's standing as the cybersecurity capital of America," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said.
The University of Maryland received two-thirds of the patents awarded to the University System of Maryland in 2016, per a report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. Professor-led research teams generated many inventions, but students also were represented among the inventors.
Regenerative medicine company Aziyo Biologics has received $12 million in a funding round to purchase CorMatrix Cardiovascular, which focuses on congestive heart failure treatments. The acquisition is a step toward applying the Silver Spring-based company's research to commercial products, its president said.
The FDA announced the creation of a new centralized Digital Health Unit within its Center for Devices and Radiological Health, which, along with the publication of a draft guidance on software as a medical device last fall, is designed to support the advancement of digital health and technological innovation. The Digital Health Unit seeks to develop and implement policies and regulatory strategies for digital health technologies and to create collaborations and boost outreach to customers.
The FDA, the European Medicines Agency and Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency agreed to align their requirements for antibiotic trials to help stimulate the development of new treatments.
The House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations told HHS to focus its cybersecurity efforts on patient safety and protected health information security. "Overall, the health care and public health sector has improved its ability to manage cybersecurity events, including HHS' management of the WannaCry malware that resulted in minimal effect on US health organizations," said Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess, R-Texas, who added that protecting patient privacy and securing important data need "continuous evaluation and adjustment."
Three Maryland initiatives seek to prepare workers and meet businesses' needs through pre-college, workforce development and higher education programming. The P-TECH program's goal is to build a school-to-industry pipeline, community colleges strive to reduce the cost of technical education, and the Governor's Workforce Development Board targets tech-friendly policy.
Veterans will be educated in such areas as cybersecurity, programming, software and operating systems through a program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Training Centers, with the goal of getting those veterans jobs with Amazon Web Services. UMBC was awarded a grant to develop the training initiative through the Department of Labor's Military Corps Career Connect, or C3, program.
MTC's Summer Picnic - Aug. 10 at Smokey Glen Farm Barbequers
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