Biotech & Health

Montgomery County Selected for Global Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center Headquarters

MBS Staff

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A Montgomery County location has been chosen to become the Headquarters for the Global Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center. An initiative created by Connected DMV, a Greater Washington area 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to “deliver regional initiatives together for a stronger and more equitable future.”

According to a press release from the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), the Center will be co-located in Rockville at the US Pharmacopeia offices at 12601 Twinbrook Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20852.

“We are honored and privileged to host the groundbreaking work Connected DMV is doing,” said Ronald T. Piervincenzi, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, US Pharmacopeia. "Montgomery County is one of the leading life sciences hubs in the world, so it makes perfect sense for the Global Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center to be here."

“We appreciate the leadership and sponsorship from Montgomery County, MCEDC, and US Pharmacopeia in support of the strategy and now the physical location for the Global Pandemic Prevention and Biodefense Center,” said Stu Solomon, President & CEO of Connected DMV. “Working together, the Center will deliver an ambitious, medical countermeasures program (AHEAD100) that aims to develop and stockpile monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for the world's top 100 pathogens across the 25 pathogen families most likely to cause future pandemics while also driving equitable economic growth in the DMV.”