Mtech's Mission

    The mission of the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), a unit of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, is to:

    • Educate the next generation of technology entrepreneurs;
    • Create successful technology ventures; and
    • Connect Maryland companies with university resources to help them succeed.

    Mtech has built a comprehensive entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at the University of Maryland. Its programs arm top students from around the world with the knowledge of how to successfully launch companies and guide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs through the entire lifecycle of launching and maintaining technology-based ventures.

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    Hinman CEOs Program


    Mtech's Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP) is the region's premier biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, and biofuel research center, designed to bolster Maryland's burgeoning biotechnology industry. The program consists of two core facilities with capabilities for supplemental research to academia, government, and industry.

    Bioprocessing Scale-Up Facility (BSF)

    The BSF offers a broad range of bioprocess scale-up and production capabilities, including fermentation, cell culture, separation, purification, and product analysis. The BSF's capabilities include up to 250-liter fermentations. Past clients have included Martek Biosciences, MedImmune, NIH, Digene, NIST, and the U.S. Army.


    Biopharmaceutical Advancement Facility (BAF)

    The BAF specializes in the development of cell culture-based biopharmaceutical products. The facility's staff members offer extensive expertise in addressing challenging problems with the advancement of anchorage-dependent or suspension-adapted cell lines.


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