Mark your calendars! On November 22nd from 4:30-7:30pm, BaneBio, your favorite scientific supermarket, is hosting BioBeers in our new location at 4845 Governors Way in Frederick, MD. Join us for a fun evening of great conversation, your favorite beer, and delicious food – all served with a smile and a side of networking and socializing. The more, the merrier – so invite your friends and coworkers and head on over for happy hour, BaneBio style!
We are moving to a new location! To celebrate, we will be hosting an open house – so stop by and get to know a little bit about who we are and what we do regarding lab equipment, the life sciences industry, and much more. Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be provided!
4845 Governors Way
Frederick, MD 21704-8383
Those in the biopharma industry already know what the rest of the world is just starting to find out – the BioHealth Capital Region is a huge player in this field, and the cluster is only expected to grow moving forward. The goal of becoming one of the top 3 biopharma clusters in the U.S. by 2023 seems within reach, as more than 1,000 life-sciences companies already call this area home. With so much activity and so many brilliant people working so close together, great things are possible.
All the Pieces in Place
When you look at what it takes for a region to become a major player in the biopharma world, it quickly becomes obvious that the BioHealth Capital Region has everything it takes to move into the top three. For starters, there are great academic institutions such as the University of Maryland and The Johns Hopkins University. From there, you also have the presence of the FDA and the NIH, along with many other notable organizations. And, with more than 22 million square feet of lab space in the region, the capacity is certainly in place to make things happen.
Tons of Jobs
For a region to grow in terms of its prominence in biopharma, it’s necessary for there to be an abundance of quality jobs. This can be a bit of a ‘Catch 22’, as it takes jobs to attract good people, but there needs to be people in the first place to fill the initial jobs. Fortunately, BioHealth Capital is already beyond that initial stage, and there are presently plenty of opportunities to draw top talent to this part of the counter. While the exact number of jobs in the industry in this region vary based on the report you use, it’s safe to say that there are well over 40,000 – and perhaps in excess of 60,000.
A Hub of Innovation
For those just starting out in their careers, or for those with some experience who are looking for a new challenge, it is often innovation that draws their attention. In BioHealth Capital, there is plenty of that innovation taking place, and the funding to support it is here, as well. Between the venture capitalist investments and the government funding, there are abundant resources here and the sky is the limit for achievement.
Plenty of Reasons to Stay
Outside the lab, this is simply a great place for talented professionals to call home. When work is done for the day, or when the weekend arrives, the Maryland-Virginia-DC area offers an incredible amount of recreational opportunities. Whether it is exploring the vast history of the region, or getting outside to enjoy the natural beauty and great weather, it’s easy to fall in love with living here. So, in the end, not only does BioHealth Capital have a great chance to be in the top 3 by 2023, it also has a great opportunity to hold that spot over the long run as professionals in this field build their lives in the region.
Sustainability is an extremely important topic. For a business to have a positive impact on its community overall, it needs to not only offer great products and services, but also operate in a sustainable way. For that reason, BaneBio is proud to be a member of the Maryland Green Registry. We are committed to operating in a sustainable manner, and our membership in this program is a demonstration of that commitment.
What is the Maryland Green Registry?
In support of developing sustainable business practices, the Maryland Green Registry is a free program for organizations to join and contribute to the community as a whole. The idea is quite simple – organizations of all shapes and sizes share information with other organizations regarding environmental practices they already have in place. By sharing that information, the other organizations which take part in the registry will be able to learn about sustainability options and decide which to implement for themselves.
At its core, the registry is really about making it easy to share ideas and information regarding sustainability. There are many great ideas already in action throughout Maryland, but businesses and organizations may otherwise have trouble spreading those methods. Now, thanks to the use of this registry, there is a central location for sustainability practices to be published and shared.
Why BaneBio Is Proud to Participate
We think so highly of the Maryland Green Registry because of how well the program aligns with the core values of our company. Our business is committed to not only meet current environmental regulations, but to go a step beyond and do our best to protect the environment around us. That means taking steps like reducing the production of pollutants, minimizing energy waste, training staff properly on environmental practices, and more.
Thanks to our membership in the registry, we can benefit the environment in a couple of different ways. For one thing, we can share our current practices with others, hopefully inspiring them to take further action toward a sustainable future. In addition, we can learn from our peers, finding ways to implement their sustainability practices within our operations. We can all improve, and there are plenty of innovative ideas just waiting to be put into action.
The Big Picture
At BaneBio, we are grateful for the presence of the Maryland Green Registry, as it offers a valuable opportunity to improve on the sustainability of our business. That’s important in the present, and it’s also important as we look forward to a long and successful future. We want to have a positive impact on our community in as many ways as possible, and that certainly includes the impact we have (or don’t have) on the environment. Even small steps can make a big difference for the health of the environment as the years go by. We look forward to working with many of the other organizations in the Maryland Green Registry to become more and more sustainable moving forward.
If you want to work in biotechnology – or, if you already work in biotech and are looking to advance your career – you may be interested in knowing where the best locations are to find opportunities in this field. Fortunately, some of the best areas for biotech are also simply great places to call home, meaning you should find no shortage of attractive options. Let’s take a look at some of the current hotspots in the biotechnology world.
The Bay Area
You probably won’t be surprised to see the Bay Area included in this list. With an extremely active technology scene in and around Silicon Valley, you have probably already considered making a move to this region. In addition to the job opportunities, there is tremendous natural beauty and culture to enjoy within San Francisco and the surrounding areas.
Again, this is one which isn’t going to come as a surprise to anyone working or studying in this field. As you might suspect, many of the best options are located in the so-called ‘Research Triangle’. It is estimated that more than 60,000 jobs exist in this area within the biotech field, meaning there is plenty of opportunity to pursue your professional passion.
It doesn’t take much to sell most people on the idea of moving to Southern California. First, there is the weather. With sunny skies and moderate temperatures nearly all year long, it’s an easy place to picture yourself living. In addition, there is more to see and do than you could ever check off in a lifetime. Thanks to the fact that more than 1,000 companies in the life sciences field call the San Diego region home, there are almost certainly going to be opportunities here for you to explore.
The Pacific Northwest
This may be one of the more surprising entries on our list, but it shouldn’t be if you think closely about what the Pacific Northwest has to offer these days. The greater Seattle area is a hotbed of technology, with huge companies like Amazon and Microsoft (and others) making their home by the Puget Sound. If natural beauty and an outdoor way of life are high on your list, you’ll certainly want to consider job opportunities that come out of the upper left-hand corner of the country.
Along with the Pacific Northwest, this is the other entry on the list that may be a bit surprising. Most people associate the Midwest with farming and the like, but there is plenty of tech work being done here, as well. If you include nine states in this area, you can count up an incredible total of more than 350,000 people working in this field. While much of the Midwest does offer a quiet, rural charm, there are also big cities which offer a faster-paced way of life. One of the best things about picking the Midwest as your landing spot is the ability to choose what kind of lifestyle you will lead away from the office.
From October 15th-18th, BaneBio in conjunction with BioSurplus will conduct a collaborative and timed online auction of lab assets from Aeras-USA based in Rockville, Maryland. Discover over 300 lots of flow cytometers, ultralow freezers, biosafety cabinets, microscopes, refrigerated centrifuges, consumables, and many other laboratory essentials at this unique and exciting event!
If you blink, you can easily miss the latest in biotechnology. Many industries move quickly, but this one seems to move at the speed of light. To keep up in this business, it is essential to stay on top of the trends. Let’s walk through four trends that are worth keeping an eye on in the months ahead.
Just like every other field, laboratories are always evolving and changing. What was cutting edge just a few years ago may now be seen as behind the times. If you are going to be competitive in this line of work, you need to make sure your lab is staying in touch with the latest and greatest that the market has to offer.
Nothing is permanent in business. Just when it seems that there is an obvious trend or pattern to the way things work, someone comes along to disrupt the market and change the way everyone operates. With that in mind, it is worthwhile to take a look at the trends to watch over the coming year in the life sciences market.
Earlier this week, we were pleased to unveil our collaboration with BioSurplus. This relationship establishes an East Coast base of operations for BioSurplus that will optimize returns for companies seeking to sell their surplus. The collaboration will also help lower shipping costs for customers purchasing equipment in the eastern half of the U.S.