Friday, January 15, 2010

Executive Director of the Maryland Biotechnology Center Named

BALTIMORE, MD (January 15, 2010) – Governor Martin O’Malley today named Dr. Judith A. Britz, a scientist, academician and entrepreneur with more than 25 years in Maryland’s bioscience industry, as Executive Director of the Maryland Biotechnology Center, a part of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. In her new role, Dr. Britz will lead Maryland’s bioscience efforts, reaching out to the State’s more than 400 bio and life sciences companies to help them grow and create new jobs and working with the Governor’s Life Sciences Advisory Board (LSAB) to move forward the 10-year, $1.3 billion BioMaryland 2020 initiative. She will also oversee the State’s newly launched Maryland Biotechnology Center, which coordinates and consolidates the vast number of State, university and private sector bio initiatives and resources and offers information and guidance on business strategy and development, access to capital, technology transfer and commercialization, grants, workforce development and training and federal resources. For more information: