The Dog Days of Summer are here and the Biotech Livin’ in Frederick is easy……
I’m setting up a couple of events you all may be interested in. First and foremost, working on the next BioBeers in August at “The Incubator” aka the Frederick Innovative Technology Center or FITCI for short. I have one firm sponsor and could use one or two more, if you are interested. No date, at his point in time.
Just got out of a great meeting at the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce with Frank and SAIC-Frederick. We’re setting up, with Frank’s help, the next Tech Connect for Bio event at the Chamber. What we are trying to do is to peel the onion back a bit deeper and give local companies more insight into what is going on at Fort Detrcik and how they can participate as either a partner in providing goods and services or in licencing out technologies developed on the Fort for commercial purposes. This is the main reason Jim Hartley and I started BioBeers in the first place. Jim is working with our old (I say that with the best intent) friend Deb on this amazing system they have developed:
You need to scroll over to the right hand column and pick the “SAIC-Frederick Targeted Protein Delivery” icon to see their video. I don’t know how to copy and attach a flash file. As you’ll see from the viseo, they even roped in another former LifeTech employee, Dave Hoekzema, to lead the commercialization effort. It’s like the holy trinity of innovation that the fools formerly in charge of Invitrogen jettisoned.
The third thing is an event I am helping to set up. Lilypons Water Gardens has an annual wine festival and Dog Jumping contest. You know those events you may have seen on ESPN where the dog sprints down a dock and leaps as far as they can into the water chasing a decoy? So I was there in my official capacity as a Chamber of Commerce Ambassador talking to Margret about trying to find out if they could use spent grains from beer making as fish food and she mentions their annual event, The Puppy Palooza on Sept 3rd & 4th. Margret mentioned that the crowd was more of a “beer crowd” than a wine crowd and if I knew anyone she could talk to about making this a Beerfest? In case you didn’t know, we have a local brewery call “Flying Dog.” I know some people there and we’re going to make it happen. The 1st ever Flying Dog competition at Lilypons sponsored by Flying Dog and hopefully represented by all of the local breweries. Stay tuned!