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  • UMB Startup Harpoon Acquired

    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced the acquisition of Harpoon Medical, Inc.

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  • UM Ventures Launches Version 2.0 with Exciting New Programs & Space for Entrepreneurs

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  • Philips Expands its Radiology Solutions Portfolio with Acquisition of Analytical Informatics, Inc.

    Analytical Informatics start-up licensed technology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in 2011

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  • UM Ventures Announces UMB Entrepreneur of the Year

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  • OmniSpeech OmniClear™ Speech Extraction & Noise Suppression Tech Released in Alcatel's MOVE TIME Smart Watch

    MOVE TIME smart watch is the latest in Alcatel's lineup of wearable devices

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  • Five Startups on Fast Track to Grow Their Businesses Courtesy of Baltimore’s Big Names in Fitness and Health Care

    M-1 Ventures’ accelerator program to provide emerging businesses funding and mentorship

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  • Lentigen Technology Inc. Acquires UMB Start-Up, Living Pharma, Inc.

    Living Pharma is the first UMB New Ventures Initiative start-up to execute a successful exit.

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  • Announcing the New Maryland Momentum Fund

    In an effort to increase commercialization of its leading-edge research and support the growth of promising companies, the University System of Maryland (USM) is launching a new $25M early-stage investment fund, the Maryland...

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  • Hot Technologies Available for Licensing

    UM Ventures is organized to move research outcomes into products and services, tools and diagnostics that will benefit society.

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New Initiatives

UM Ventures has launched a series of initiatives for the Center for Maryland Advanced Ventures, including:

The GRID
UMB opened the GRID in the University of Maryland BioPark. The GRID brings together UMB Graduate School educational programs on entrepreneurship and UM Ventures tech transfer and business assistance services.


The Baltimore Fund
The Baltimore Fund provides financial incentives to companies affiliated with Maryland Public Higher Education Institutions to locate in a network of innovation centers in Baltimore City.


The UMCP Fischell Institute
The UMCP Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices is opening a satellite location at UMB to accelerate the development of innovative medical devices.


Maryland Momentum Fund
The University System of Maryland created the Maryland Momentum Fund, a $25 million early-stage investment program investing in USM-affiliated companies. The Maryland Momentum Fund is staffed by UM Ventures.

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UM Ventures is a joint initiative of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, College Park to commercialize technologies and expand industry collaboration.

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