September 2020 Industry Spotlight
Emergent BioSolutions, headquartered in Maryland, is a global life sciences company focused on addressing public health threats through its specialty products and contract development and manufacturing (CDMO) services. Emergent has a 22-year history of partnering with governments and customers to provide preparedness solutions such as vaccines and therapeutics to fight serious diseases (like anthrax, smallpox, botulism, typhoid, and cholera) and opioid overdoses, as well as drug-device combination products for chemical warfare agents.
In response to the COVID pandemic, Emergent is developing its own plasma-based therapies for potential treatment and post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19. Emergent is also deploying four of its CDMO facilities in Maryland (two located in Baltimore, Rockville, and Gaithersburg), to help advance COVID-19 vaccines of leading pharmaceutical companies and as a partner to the U.S. government’s Operation Warp Speed.
“Our Baltimore operations are central to the fight against COVID. We are focused on our mission – to protect and enhance life – and are doing all we can with our dedicated employees leading the way.” – Sean Kirk, EVP Manufacturing and Technical Operations
Learn more about Emergent BioSolutions: https://www.emergentbiosolutions.com/manufacturing-expertise
W. L. Gore and Associates, a private, multinational material science and manufacturing company, made a name for themselves by creating innovative, technology-driven solutions, from medical devices that treat aneurysms, to their most widely known production of waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex fabrics. Gore has offices in over 25 countries.
Gore’s first facility in Cecil County was built in 1973. Today, Gore is the largest private sector employer in Cecil County with approximately 3,000 associates, inventing, developing, manufacturing and marketing a variety of technological advanced products in 14 plants in the County.
Learn more about W.L. Gore: https://www.gore.com/
2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing
EAGB is a proud sponsor of the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland’s 2020 Champion of Maryland Manufacturing initiative and directory. Manufacturing plays a critical role in the Region’s economy, and in these challenging times of COVID-19 a new reality is emerging that will help to define the future of manufacturing. This initiative will “tell the stories” of many of these challenges and the successes in overcoming them. Champions are the people, companies, organizations, and agencies who make up the Maryland manufacturing eco-system and have distinguished themselves through their efforts of manufacturing-related innovation, leadership, goodwill, transformation and/or resilience in 2019-2020.
RMI’s online 2020 Champions of Maryland Manufacturing Directory honors and celebrates the 2020 Champions. There is still time to recognize a Champion - the deadline to enter is October 2 and can be done via this link: https://rmiofmaryland.com/champions-tell-us-your-story-form/
Don’t forget to check out the stories of Maryland’s Manufacturing Champions here: https://rmiofmaryland.com/2020-champions-of-maryland-manufacturing-directory/