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Campus Hosts 2013 '270 Research Corridor' Biomedical Symposium and Equipment Exhibit

People talking at equipment exhibitThe 2013 “270 Research Corridor” Biomedical Symposium and Equipment Exhibit brought biotech companies from around the country to Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus for a trade show that featured more than 30 biomedical science companies.

The companies showcased new products and technologies to hundreds of local biotechnology professionals. The event, organized by GTP Management Services International, highlighted the importance of Montgomery County to the biotech community.

“It was important to have a trade show in the 270 corridor because this area is such an important life sciences center,” said George Griffin, owner of GTP.

 John J. S. Cadwell of FiberCell Systems, Inc. in Frederick, Md., kicked off the event with a keynote address titled “Cell Culture in Three Dimensions on Earth and in Space.”

People gather around table at exhibitThroughout the day, a common theme among representatives from all companies was that Montgomery County is the place to be for biotech industry development.

MagBio Genomics of Rockville was previously headquartered in North Carolina but has since relocated to the 270 research corridor because of the growth of the science community in Montgomery County.

And many more company representatives said they have recognized the benefits of being a part of the Montgomery County science scene.

Kristen Gambles of Affymetrix, located in Santa Clara, Calif., represented her company at the trade show. She noted how successful the biotech community has been in Montgomery County.

“I will always have a job in science in Montgomery County. Always,” Gambles said.

GTP Management Services International has also organized several exhibits in Frederick, Md. and on the Bethesda campus of the National Institutes of Health.

CATEGORY: Research, In The Community