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Baltimore County medtech startup taps renowned neurosurgeon to lead clinical strategy

A Hunt Valley medical technology startup that is creating implants used in brain surgery patients has tapped a well-known New York neurosurgeon to lead its efforts to expand the use of its technology in operating rooms. Longeviti Neuro Solutions, a startup with ties to Johns Hopkins, this month hired Dr. David Langer as its chief medical officer. Langer is the chair of neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and is one of the few cerebral bypass surgeons in the country, the company said.

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Why this restaurateur says Maryland should adopt paid family and medical leave legislation

The last 18 months have been challenging for restaurants to say the least. We have had to deal with Covid-19 infections, lockdowns and mask mandates amid constant anxiety about keeping our business alive. As we recently celebrated Maryland Restaurant Week in the middle of another wave of infections, our business has figured out how to stay safe, continue to serve our customers and even expand. The No. 1 challenge now is finding and hanging onto good employees, a problem that has been well-documented by the media.

Loyola course will let students invest in Baltimore’s social entrepreneurs

“My great-grandmother Lucille was born in Sumter, South Carolina, in 1922, and moved here when she was a child in the mid-1920s,” says entrepreneur Tyrell Dixon, his voice overlaying footage of Baltimore city streets, accompanied by a subtle piano score. “And, like a lot of Black families during that time, came here looking for opportunities that didn’t exist in the South.”

Drone Delivers Lungs to Hospital

Last month, United Therapeutics made history when the company transported a set of lungs by drone in Toronto. The transplant flight is a result of a collaboration between United Therapeutics and Canada’s University Health Network. The container was specifically designed to ensure the lungs could make the flight, accounting for factors like temperature, vibrations, bumps and air pressure. This technology is paving the way for availability of organs to more patients in the future. Having reliable, timely transport for organs remains one of the largest hurdles for organ availability.

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Hogan: Port of Baltimore is ‘increasing traffic’ despite global supply chain issues

The global supply chain nightmare has appeared to increase traffic at the Port of Baltimore rather than hinder it. Gov. Larry Hogan spoke with the media on Thursday. During the session, Hogan emphasized that the Port of Baltimore is prepared to handle cargo from other ports across the country while also seeing an increase in business. “The Port of Baltimore is setting records and increasing traffic as other ports are backed up across,” Hogan said. “So we are actually picking up more business.”

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$72 million deal establishes Maryland’s first offshore wind manufacturing plant in Federalsburg

A $72 million agreement between multinational power company Ørsted and Delaware-based manufacturers Crystal Steel Fabricators will establish Maryland’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center in Caroline County. The arrangement, announced at the Federalsburg facility Thursday, Oct. 14, directs local steel workers into the development of at least three Ørsted projects, including the Skipjack Wind program off the Delmarva Peninsula, dedicated to renewable energy and the growth of a national offshore wind industry.

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Port Backups And Other Supply Chain Issues Highlight Truck Driver Shortage
Whether it’s groceries, cars or clothes, products are getting backed up in ports on the coast because there are no truck drivers to pick them up and take them to their destination, threatening a crisis going into the holiday season. “I think it’s really important to understand that virtually every good that you use in your daily life depends on a truck driver,” said Louis Campion, president and CEO of Maryland Motor Truck Association.
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GBC, Towson survey aims to illuminate effects of COVID-19 on women employees 

If you feel like your thoughts and insights aren’t valued at work, you’re not alone — 59.5% of workers report that they don’t think their organizations don’t care about their opinions, according to a survey conducted by the Greater Baltimore Committee and Towson University that aimed to understand the feelings of women in the workplace amid COVID-19. The survey, which was conducted online in two parts, during March and June 2021, was inspired by news that millions of women have left the workforce amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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At Frederick Wig Company, owner strives to normalize hair loss

When Rachel Anne Warren was in her 20s, she was a singer in a rock band. In a bright blue wig and funky costumes — sometimes featuring a tutu or twinkle lights — she’d dance around the stage, belting out lyrics in a strong, powerful voice. But when Warren wasn’t performing, she was almost unrecognizable.

Caroline County steel fabricator will supply foundations for wind farm developer Ørsted

A Caroline County steel fabricator will supply $70 million in wind turbine foundations for projects that offshore wind farm developer Ørsted plans to develop in the ocean off Maryland and New Jersey, state and company officials announced Thursday. Ørsted’s agreement with Crystal Steel Fabricators in Federalsburg will establish the state’s first offshore wind steel fabrication center. The manufacturer plans to expand its workforce by a third, hiring 50 additional welders, fitters, machine operators, painters and truck drivers.

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