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Maryland Dept. of Commerce: University of Maryland BioPark bursting with expansions, innovative businesses

The UM BioPark is expanding in West Baltimore, with new laboratory space and state-of-the-art equipment to advance medical technology and the life sciences sector in Maryland.

This month, BD officially opened its new Innovation Center on the UM BioPark campus, which will give University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) students access to the company’s advanced diagnostic tools and allow them to provide feedback on new concepts and technology. Known as one of the largest global medical technology companies, BD’s new facility contains several sophisticated systems, including the BD COR™ PX/GX fully automated diagnostic system for infectious disease molecular testing, and the BD MAX™ System, which includes a variety of tests and an open system for new test development.

BD’s Integrated Diagnostic Solutions global headquarters is located in Baltimore County, where more than 2,200 employees work on pathogen-identifying technologies, including those that test for cervical cancer, respiratory infections, and COVID-19. The company recently celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Read the full story from the Maryland Department of Commerce.