MaxBio Scientific Joins JHU Community
For Charles Li, locating his office at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus is like coming home.
Li received his MBA from the Carey Business School in 2014 and took the majority of his classes at the Rockville campus. Three years later, when presented with the opportunity to open a business office in Maryland, he chose JHU MCC. He likes the campus library and the proximity to his house.
Li is the chief operating officer of MaxBio Scientific. The company helps small- and mid-sized U.S. life science and biotechnology companies tap into markets in China; Li was born and raised in China.
Smaller companies, Li said, might have developed innovative technology or products that could be used by Chinese researchers, but usually these companies don’t have the infrastructure to make connections in China on their own. Oftentimes, small companies must wait for large, multinational companies to acquire them before their products can be introduced in China and other Asian markets, Li said. But the parent company for MaxBio Scientific, which is based in China, already has a strong foothold and strong relationships in the Chinese market and therefore can help smooth the path, serving as an intermediary between the U.S. companies and the Chinese market.
“Life science in China is growing pretty fast,” Li said, and U.S. companies would benefit from introducing their products to the Chinese market.
Li previously worked as a research scientist at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and as a business development manager for Poochon Proteomics Solutions in Frederick. Li credits his Hopkins MBA for helping push his career in a new direction, enabling him to leave the science lab and go into business.
MaxBio Scientific joins approximately 35 companies at the JHU Montgomery County Campus that focus on scientific research, technology and other disciplines.
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