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Technical.ly Baltimore: With move to Baltimore, JuneBrain eyes growth from a base at University of Maryland BioPark
December 6, 2021
The medical device company is working to develop an eye-scanning device for eye and brain diseases. Its new HQ in the Lion Brothers Building is "perfect for this next phase of JuneBrain," said CEO Samantha Scott.
The expansion of teleheath over the last two years means more providers are thinking outside the clinic. A company that makes a device which fits into this shift recently moved into Baltimore City.
JuneBrain recently became a tenant of the University of Maryland BioPark, moving its headquarters in August from Rockville into innovation space at the Lion Brothers building on Hollins Street. The six-employee company, which is working to develop an eye-scanning system that enables detection and treatment of eye and brain disease outside of the clinic, sees the new space as a base from which to continue to grow over the next year.
Dr. Samantha Scott said moving to the city will help to fuel collaboration for the company. Along with its newfound proximity to the University of Maryland, it already works with Johns Hopkins. Going forward, it will seek to bolster its work with institutions as it moves toward clinical trials and other key steps. It will also be hiring, with plans to add up to five teammates in the near future to a group with talent that spans biomedical engineering, neurology, optometry and software.
Working in close proximity also helps. As UM BioPark Executive Director Jane Shaab points out, it has space alongside two other companies building medical devices, ARMR Systems and Emit Imaging. That clustering effect, both within the Lion Brothers Building and in Baltimore’s wider community of medical device startups, lends itself to sharing ideas with other entrepreneurs.
“You form relationships with your peers and then they support you and you support them,” Shaab said. “From a behind the scenes viewpoint it’s magical to watch.”
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