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Look to biotech to boost Baltimore startups

Look to biotech to boost Baltimore startups

The Baltimore region is blessed with superb academic institutions. In fact, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ranked Maryland first in academic research and development. Each year, billions in research funding flows through our ZIP codes.

More recently, the area has become a hotbed for technology innovation, incubators and startups. Despite this recent growth, in the same survey, the chamber ranked Maryland 13th in the rate of new startups.

The fact that this gap between local academic research and real-world business impact exists can be cause for concern. But it's also an opportunity to...