AnalytiCon Discovery Joins Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County Campus
AnalytiCon Discovery, a research and development company focusing on products made from natural materials, joined the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus in May. The Germany-based company’s Maryland subsidiary had been located at the William E. Hanna Jr. Innovation Center, one of Montgomery County’s incubators. With the incubator changing its focus to cybersecurity, the company has moved to JHU.
Dietmar Wolf, executive vice president, said he looks forward to being part of the Johns Hopkins University community and appreciates the campus’ proximity to federal labs, major airports and the biotechnology community.
AnalytiCon Discovery focuses its work on pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and cosmetics. Researchers use natural products, such as plant samples and soil samples, to develop and discover new products.
- Recognizing humans’ growing resistance to antibiotics, AnalytiCon Discovery is working on developing new antibacterial drugs.
- The company is working on discovering a natural-product based drug that could help treat blood cancer.
- AnalytiCon Discovery is developing new sweeteners that are natural, not artificial, to respond to consumer demand for natural products. The sweetener would have no calories and no bitter aftertaste.
- The company is using similar technology to develop a salt taste enhancer so the salt content in food could be reduced by 50 percent or more.
- Knowing that many consumers want natural products in their shampoos, AnalytiCon Discovery has invented an anti-dandruff shampoo that contains natural ingredients.
With the addition of AnalytiCon Discovery, approximately 35 companies are part of the Montgomery County Campus. Scientists and researchers here study cervical cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cell therapy, proteins and other health topics. Other companies focus on technology, children’s mental health, medical devices and consulting services.