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  • UMSOM Startup Protaryx Raises $8.3M Funding Round

    Co-founded by Dr. James Gammie, co-founder and inventor for Harpoon Medical, Protaryx is developing a device for left atrial access in transcatheter cardiac procedures.

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  • Developing and Commercializing a Medical Device

    We sat down with Jon Wu, the engineer and co-inventor of Breethe’s novel technology, and with Phil Robilotto, UMB Associate Vice President of the Office of Technology Transfer, to learn more about Breethe and the critical role...

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  • UM Ventures-Backed Startup Breethe Acquired by Abiomed

    The first-of-its-kind portable artificial lung will complement and expand Abiomed’s product portfolio to more comprehensively serve the needs of patients whose lungs can no longer provide sufficient oxygenation.

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  • UM Ventures Backs Technologies and Research to Fight COVID

    Physicians, faculty/researchers and tech transfer professionals are working diligently to bring innovations to life to help clinicians on the front line treat patients and fight this outbreak.

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  • Y Combinator-Backed GEn1E Lifesciences Licenses UMB Drug Portfolio Compound

    GEn1E is developing cures for inflammatory diseases based on a next-generation p38a kinase inhibitor program.

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  • UMB Startup CoapTech Receives $1.2M NIH Grant

    The grant will support a clinical trial of their ultrasound gastronomy device.

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  • UMB Startup NeoProgen Receives Maryland Momentum Fund Investment

    NeoProgen is developing a novel cell-based therapy for people who experience a heart attack and patients with advanced heart failure.

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  • Success: University of Maryland First to Use Unmanned Aircraft to Deliver Transplant Organ

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Spotlight on...

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

NEW ACCELERATOR: Trajectory Next
Trajectory Next is a 12-week post-accelerator program for digital health, bio-health, and life sciences startups.


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.


University of Maryland, Baltimore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
The University of Maryland, Baltimore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is pleased to announce the first round of UMB ICTR Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot (ATIP) Grant funding opportunities for 2018-2019.

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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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