In yet another bout of shameless self promotion, I was written up (that used to be a bad thing when we were in college) in the most recent Elegant Living magazine for Morel Hunting. If you have any questions or would like to accompany me on a hunt, let me know
Archive for March, 2011
Posted by Jim H on March 9, 2011
Posted by Jim H on March 8, 2011
I have been a slack blogger since I’ve started tweeting & scouring my RSS feeds, that’s for sure. Fortunately, you can following my twitterverse in the left hand column of this blog or get up off yer ass and get on twitter yourself?!
So, most importantly, the next installation of BioBeers will be on Friday April 8th at Akonni Biosystems in Downtown Frederick! wOOt ! For those not familiar with Akonni, they’re been getting a lot of attention for their rapid DNA extraction system and their rapid, low-cost microarray systems. The street address is 400 Sagner Ave., Suite 300, Frederick, MD 21701. I hereby proclaim anyone from Frederick County that needs a GPS to find it, right next to McCutcheon’s, is automatically un-invited. You know who you are.
This far I have two confirmed sponsors: Biotech Primer and Chesapeake Insurance/SandySpring Bank. Still room for more. Call or email me if you’re interested in sponsoring.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t do a quick recap of interesting news I have failed to blog about the past 5-6 weeks. Do you see how MedImmune scored $93M in a patent infringement settlement over Synagis, the product produced in Frederick or how BioElectronics is growing too big for their britches? I just wish I could get one of their patches locally and without a prescription.
Also worth a mention is how NCI-Frederick was named one of the Best Places to work as a PostDoc in America.
And the BIG news, which I should have already blogged about, is long-time Biobeers sponsor and advocate, FiberCell Systems being awarded a MIPS Grant for $263K. I even get to be quoted in the article. Johnand I have been working on a seperate project we call the “FiberCell Stem Cell Initiative” for more than two years now. Although it’s not directly related to the MIPS grant, the grant is for a Large Scale system, I am glad to see FiberCell get a grant to help them keep moving in the right direction.