MoCo’s life sciences power players team up to fuel innovation in Maryland. Here’s what that looks like.

Maryland universities, Montgomery County government and the private sector are teaming up to capitalize on local momentum in life sciences created over the past year as the pandemic catapulted companies in the region to the global stage — and as the need for research and innovation continues.

Montgomery County, the University System of Maryland and Montgomery College signed a memorandum of understanding Friday at the Universities at Shady Grove’s Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Building in Rockville. The collaboration between academia and industry, called the Montgomery/Maryland Life Sciences Education and Innovation Partnership, will aim to create job opportunities for local students and, in doing so, build a talent pipeline for the county’s companies.

Montgomery County established itself as the “epicenter of job creation” in Maryland, “but over the last decade, our growth has flattened, and we can’t rest on our reputation anymore,” Elrich said at a press conference…

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