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Life Sciences Funding

Maryland Life Sciences Funding

When it comes to federal funding, Maryland leads the way, with abundant federal dollars flowing to local life sciences regularly. And, year-after-year, venture capitalists are upping investments in Maryland’s life sciences companies. In addition to federal and VC funds, a variety of state programs are available to boost our local life sciences companies.

Biotechnology Investment Incentive Tax Credit

Provides an investor with an income tax credit equal to 33% of an eligible investment in a qualified business up to $250,000 in tax credits, or 50% of an eligible investment in a qualified business up to $500,000 in tax credits if the business is located in designated areas.

Research and Development Tax Credit

Businesses that have qualified R&D expenditures in Maryland may qualify for two state income tax credits, the Basic R&D Tax Credit and the Growth R&D Tax Credit.

Maryland Innovation Investment Tax Credit

Maryland Innovation Investment Tax Credit: Targeted at tech companies working to raise venture capital. The tax credit program incentivizes investors who invest in local companies

Job Creation Tax Credit

Businesses that create a minimum number of new full-time positions may be entitled to state income tax credits of up to $1,000 per job or $1,500 per job in a "revitalization area.”

TEDCO Funding

TEDCO (Maryland Technology Development Corporation) is a source of funding for local early-stage, technology-based businesses. The organization, a quasi-public state agency, offers a variety of funding programs for life sciences businesses, including a STEM Cell Research Fund and Maryland Innovation Initiative.


A program that is co-sponsored by the Maryland Department of Commerce and T. Rowe Price, and offers a great opportunity for executives from companies with revenues up to $10 million to develop the tools needed to continue to grow and expand across the state.

Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS)

Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) - Grants for technology product development. MIPS provides funding, matched by participating companies, for university-based research projects that help the companies develop new products.

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