For Immediate Release
Brad Wills
Wills & Associates Public Relations

Tech Council of Maryland to Host Bio+Tech16 May 23-24

Mid-Atlantic Region’s First-Ever Conference Bringing Together Life Science and Technology Sectors for Networking, Education and Collaboration

Tech Council of Maryland (TCM)
WHAT: Bio+Tech16
Bio+Tech16 is about fostering the convergence of the life science and technology sectors in the Mid-Atlantic region. This first-of-its-kind conference was designed to bring together professionals for meaningful networking, education, idea exchange and collaboration that will translate into a stronger combined community, partnerships and a more vibrant environment where business and organizations can connect and prosper.

“Our region’s life science and technology sectors are major drivers of jobs, economic development and growth for the state. We are already seeing the positive impact from the convergence of these two sectors in Maryland in response to significant public health needs – biotech driving R&D advancements, and development of personalized medicine and apps for remote healthcare enabled by technological innovations in computing, data analytics, cyber security and manufacturing.” said Phil Schiff, TCM’s CEO. “With Bio+Tech16, TCM hopes to play an important role in providing an environment where entrepreneurs in both sectors can discover ways to transform their markets, which will result in the continued strengthening of our state’s innovation economy.”

The event will feature:

  • World-renown speakers and keynotes, including Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of Inova Center for Personalized Health.
  • Bio+Tech16 Conference – By bringing more than 500 top technology and life science professionals together with leading global brands, venture capitalists and promising startups, Bio+Tech16 will encourage crossover relationships, technology and talent sharing and opportunities to explore potential sources of capital for companies looking to grow. Designated tracks have been developed for industry-specific topics, as well as a converged track focusing on the technology behind the science. These sessions and networking opportunities also will offer attendees the chance to build community and provide access to advocacy and community-building resources.
  • Maryland Stem Cell Research Symposium – Collocated at Bio+Tech16 and presented by the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission, this symposium delivers comprehensive scientific talks, poster presentations, discussions and networking time, enabling cell therapy research and technologies to move from the lab to pre-clinical and to commercialization.
  • Exhibit hall – Featuring more than 40 exhibitors
WHERE: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd.
North Bethesda, MD 20852
WHEN: May 23-24, 2016
COST: TCM Members
 $400 - Life Science and Technology
$550 - Service Providers, Education, Government

$499 - Life Science and Technology
$599 - Service Providers, Education, Government

ATTEND: Register online at the Bio+Tech16 website. 
For more information, visit

About Tech Council of Maryland
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit