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Biotechnology Industry in Montgomery County

A Study of the Factors Contributing to the Development of the Industry and Related Real Estate Issues

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Cover, Front Matter and Credits
Major Findings
Introduction
The Biotechnology Industry in Montgomery County
Land Use
Appendix I, Interview Notes
Appendix II, Listing of Biotech Firms in County
List of Figures

Cover, Front Matter and Credits

Major Findings

Introduction
The National Industry: Definition, History and Growth

The Biotechnology Industry in Montgomery County
Institutions in Biotechnology

  • Federal Agencies in Biotech Research
  • Non-Federal Institutions

The Importance of the Biotechnology Industry

  • Sequencing the Human Genome
  • Bioinformatics

The Biotechnology Industry is Rapidly Growing

  • “S” Curve Growth
  • Evidence of Rapid Growth
  • Critical Mass Attracts Supporting Industries
  • Implications of Rapid Growth for Montgomery County

Biotech Firms Here are Diverse & Interconnected

  • The Silicon Valley Electronics Industry as a Model for Biotech
  • Federal Connections
  • Connections with Educational Institutions
  • Connections with Other Firms

Land Use

Buildings for Biotechnology Firms

  • Use of Buildings by Type
  • Leasing Versus Owning Buildings
  • Wet Lab Space
  • Needs of Startup and Expanding Firms

Employment Centers Used by Clusters of Biotech Firms

  • Shady Grove
  • Gaithersburg
  • East Gude Drive
  • Airpark
  • Rockville Pike
  • Twinbrook
  • Bethesda CBD

Satisfaction with Montgomery County as a Business Location

Appendix I, Interview Notes

Appendix II, Listing of Biotech Firms in County

List of Figures

Map - Biotechnology Firms
Map - Federal Agencies in Biotech
Chart - Typical S Curve
Table - S Curve Growth
Chart - Biotech Patent Activity
Chart - FDA Biotech Drug Approvals
Chart - Gains in Biotech Stock Prices
Map - Clusters of Biotech Firms
Table and Map - Shady Grove
Table and Map - Gaithersburg
Table and Map - East Gude Drive
Table and Map - Airpark
Table and Map - Rockville Pike
Table and Map - Twinbrook
Table and Map - Bethesda Central Business District