Innovation City – Developers, industry experts work to help Baltimore realize its high-tech potential

At a one-of-a-kind, 30,000-square-foot facility inside a former bus depot, a cluster of companies is advancing initiatives they hope will profoundly change human health and Baltimore’s future.

LaunchPort, a medtech venture center located inside Port Covington’s City Garage, was designed to provide robust business support and fill an infrastructure gap for emerging technology developers who are trying to bring new medical devices to market. The founders anchored LaunchPort with a medical device manufacturing plant.

“We wanted to create a facility that was actually making things,” said Managing Partner Bob Storey. “That has turned out to be an interesting and powerful part of the model. We essentially created a pilot plant for companies that are figuring out the different components of good manufacturing processes or GMP.”