I want to introduce many who don't know the workings of these public-private partnerships that O'Malley has been funneling local and state money to since the 1990s. You'll notice right off that is the time that pensions were defunded and community infrastructure left to crumble. Keep in mind that almost all of this is driven by taxpayer money. What is alarming and has me calling the process Perestroika is that all of the public agencies like NASA and NIH were built by public money and all the technology has benefited the general public. We didn't complain when Defense Department technology like XRays or the Internet were used by private companies for profit because we were not denied use of the products because of cost or patent. The public could expand upon original research for their own gain making invention something anyone can do.
The idea of partnering private business with public institutions financed in part by Wall Street with research patented...... fences in all those possibilities to the 1% basically. These companies forming to partner with the University Of Maryland or Johns Hopkins are not Uncle Joe wanting a start up. These companies are owned by the same national corporations headed by the 1%. The big corporate executives decided that in order to hide from the public that all these assets were moving to the same small group of people, they would create smaller start-ups serving as branch businesses. We are experiencing this now with the internet. Taxpayers paid for the development of the internet and you would not want those same taxpayers unable to access it. It should arrive like your electricity at a regulated, affordable cost. What we are seeing is a gradual selling off of public airwaves, lose of access for people in rural areas, private companies driving costs too high to afford with no end in sight. The idea that government will subsidize access to internet for very long is unrealistic. People will simply not have it.
In Maryland it is health care that is being captured in the case of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Both receive billions of taxpayer dollars and have provided the public with the quality of life for which the US was known. What O'Malley has done these past two decades is help to create a system of operations that uses taxpayer money for research and infrastructure and university students as research workers that will take the usual academic research breakthroughs, patent them as a private corporation would, and immediately channel all the profits from endeavors to those private companies tied to the university. These companies not only get the profits from the discovery of XRays for example, the patent keeps that discovery to them only. No one else would benefit from that discovery. Innovations would be all theirs. Shareholders would get the profits and taxpayers may or may not be able to access the technology. THE 1% ARE USING THESE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO COMPLETELY FENCE IN ALL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADVANCES FROM ALL PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS WITH TAXPAYERS AND STUDENTS FOOTING ALL THE COSTS. WALL STREET WILL BE THERE TO MARKET AND LEVERAGE.
VOTE YOUR INCUMBENT OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!! WRITE-IN A CANDIDATE IN THIS COMING ELECTION FOR STATE AND LOCAL CANDIDATES!
WE CAN TURN THIS AROUND.....WE ONLY NEED TO SEND THESE POLITICIANS PACKING!
BioHealth Innovation’s new directors MARYLAND DAILY RECORD
Two Baltimore-based business leaders have joined the board of directors of BioHealth Innovation Inc., a regional private-public partnership focused on commercializing market-relevant biohealth innovations and increasing access to early-stage funding in Central Maryland. They are Scott E. Dagenais, M&T Bank Corp.’s senior vice president/regional president Baltimore; and Jay S. Ridder, managing partner of Ernst & Young Baltimore office. ;I am pleased to welcome Scott and Jay to the BHI board,” said Scott Carmer, BioHealth Innovation Inc.’s board chairman and a MedImmune Inc. executive. “They will both bring valued expertise from the Baltimore community and also provide depth in commercial banking and accounting experience
BHI is a private-public partnership that reports only to its board of directors made of business, academic and government leaders in Montgomery County and the Greater Baltimore region.
Partner-In-Charge, Venable, LLP
Scott P. Carmer (Chair)
Executive Vice President, MedImmune
Kenneth C. Carter, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Noble Life Sciences
Senior Vice President, M&T Bank
Ronald J. Daniels
President, Johns Hopkins University
David M. Gillece (Secretary)
Regional Managing Principal, Cassidy Turley
Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Qiagen
William E. Kirwan
Chancellor, University System of Maryland
David M. Mott
General Partner, NEA
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Policy at Human Genome Sciences
Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young
William G. "Bill" Robertson (Treasurer)
President and CEO, Adventist HealthCare, Inc.
J. Thomas Sadowski
President and CEO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Thomas J. Street
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County, Maryland
President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.
WHEN THEY TELL US THAT THE UNIVERSITIES WILL DIRECT THE BENEFITS BACK TO THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
THOSE WHO KNOW JOHNS HOPKINS KNOWS THAT THIS INSTITUTION IS NOT A TEAM PLAYER AND DOES NOT GIVE TO THE COMMUNITY UNLESS TO ADVANCE ITS OWN INTERESTS. COMMUNITY CLINICS FOR RESEARCH AND SCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS FOR VOCATIONAL MEDICAL TRAINING FOR EXAMPLE. EVERYTIME YOU LOOK AT THE TAXPAYER MONEY HOPKINS USES, IT GOES TO EXPAND THE INSTITUTION EVER LARGER. BALTIMORE HAS AN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITY WITH A LIFE EXPECTANCY 20 YEARS LESS THAN MORE AFFLUENT COMMUNITIES BECAUSE OF LITTLE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND THE POVERTY CREATED BY A MINIMUM WAGE KEPT SO LOW BY HOPKINS. IT HAS CRUMBLING PUBLIC SCHOOLS BECAUSE HOPKINS CHANNELED THE CITY'S REVENUE TO OTHER PROJECTS. THIS IS NOT A BENEVOLENT DICTATOR LOOKING TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE COMMON GOOD.....IT IS WALL STREET MENTALITY. THE WORKS COMING FROM THIS BLEND OF PARTNERSHIP WILL NOT BE LOOKING OUT FOR THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC, BUT TOWARDS THEIR OWN BENEFIT.
Maryland Technology Development Corporation | www.marylandtedco.org
The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), an independent entity, was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1998 to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technology from Maryland’s research universities and federal labs into the marketplace and to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based businesses in all regions of the State.
NIH Office of Technology Transfer | www.ott.nih.gov
The NIH Office of Technology Transfer evaluates, protects, markets, licenses, monitors, and manages the wide range of NIH and FDA discoveries, inventions, and other intellectual property as mandated by the Federal Technology Transfer Act and related legislation.Other major functions within OTT include the development of technology transfer policies for NIH and with the other two major research components of HHS (FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC]) and the implementation of decisions by the Technology Transfer Policy Board.
Federal Laboratory Consortium | http://www.federallabs.org
The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. The FLC was organized in 1974 and formally chartered by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to promote and strengthen technology transfer nationwide. Today, approximately 300 federal laboratories and centers and their parent departments and agencies are FLC members.
Johns Hopkins University | www.jhu.edu
Since our founding in 1876 as the nation's first research university, we have been committed to excellence. This commitment can be seen across our campuses in deeply focused research and dramatic interdisciplinary study, and is palpable in our outreach to our many communities. Whether you are a student, an alum or a prospective member of the Johns Hopkins family, we invite you to explore this site, and join us on campus.
WILL YOU AND I BE ABLE TO GRAB THE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY THIS GROUP AND START A BUSINESS? OF COURSE NOT. JUST LOOK AT THE PUBLIC COMMISSIONS ASSIGNED TO WORK IN OUR INTEREST.......THEY ALL WORK FOR THE CORPORATIONS........WE DON'T NEED AN EXPANDED VERSION OF THE SAME.