| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:20 AM
Last year, Akiva Schmidman came to a crossroads. He had invented a product, developed a prototype and hired a lawyer to patent it. He had tried to market it himself and had limited success. Schmidman was either going to give up his dream or find another...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:16 AM
It's Tuesday morning and the whir of machinery fills the room at the newest company to join the south campus of BWTech Research and Technology Park at UMBC.
Technician Steven Turrentine, 50, of Catonsville, has just programmed an infrared laser...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:18 PM
The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Laurel is gearing up for what could be some wintry weather after the National Weather Service issued a winter weather watch for the area beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Monday morning.
City officials said there's a good chance...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It is hard to believe that the Democrats and Republicans can't come up with the following as a way to break the logjam in D.C.:
The GOP agrees to this year's budget, the updated debt ceiling and the immigration reform law passed by the U.S. Senate.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:23 AM
As reports of an improving economy continue to trickle in, many businesses in the Baltimore area are realizing that global forces could very well positively impact our area and that now is the time to respond to these emerging trends.
This area is in...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Government leaders are asking us to out-innovate, out-export and out-work our competitors in order for the United States to turn this economy around. But what if our own government was instituting policies that proved to be some of the biggest obstacles...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:44 PM
Maryland's competition for startup companies — with three grand prizes of $100,000 each — was narrowed to nine finalists Monday.
The companies, based largely in Baltimore and Montgomery County, were part of an original field of nearly 260...
| Jun 19, 2011
Wearing a purple-and-white tie and a gray suit, Feike Sijbesma, head of Dutch multinational conglomerate Royal DSM, was whisked from meeting to meeting at the Columbia headquarters of Martek Biosciences Corp. on a recent weekday.
He had spoken to the...
| Jul 5, 2011
In a conference room in downtown Baltimore, F. Blix Winston compared the Food and Drug Administration to a "slow-moving bulldog."
"You don't want to get bitten," Winston, an expert on the federal regulation of medical devices, told a crowd of about 50...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 8:37 PM
The payments and "VIP trips" given to a Maryland cardiologist by Abbott Laboratories for parties and consulting work — disclosed in a federal report released Monday — are just what new legislation and industry guidelines are supposed to...