MD: PathSensors Moves to the Columbus Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor | Trade and Industry Development

MD: PathSensors Moves to the Columbus Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Apr 13, 2016

PathSensors, Inc., a leading biotechnology and environmental testing company, has relocated to the Columbus Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The company now occupies 4,000 square feet of laboratory, office, and manufacturing space. The new facilities represent a space increase of more than double over the University of Maryland BioPark, where the company was previously located.

The Columbus Center, located at 701 East Pratt Street in Baltimore, houses the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) and Harbor Launch.

IMET's Director Russell Hill is enthusiastic about PathSensors' move into the Columbus Center: "I've followed the growth and excellent progress of PathSensors over the past few years and am delighted to have them nearby.  We expect to establish productive scientific collaborations with this impressive company."

About the Columbus Center

The Columbus Center is a teaching and research facility of the University System of Maryland (USM) located on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with faculty, staff, and students from four (4) USM institutions; they are (1) University of Maryland, Baltimore(UMB), (2) University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), (3) University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) and (4) Towson University (TU). Leading technology companies, such as PathSensors, Inc., also lease space in the building, which provides opportunities for public-private collaboration between these companies and universities. The Columbus Center is home to the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), a joint USM research institute capitalizing on the research, training and technology transfer capabilities of UMB, UMBC and UMCES, its partner institutions. IMET includes an incubator program, Harbor Launch, which provides space for young companies working to promote the development of products and services with a focus on the environment and human health. Towson University's Center for STEM Excellence Program and UMBC's Institute of Fluorescence are also located at the Columbus Center. The Columbus Center provides an environment for fostering a community of collaboration between universities and industry in biotechnology and related fields.

About PathSensors, Inc.

PathSensors Inc., a biotech company headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, has developed and commercialized MIT-LL technology enabling the highly reliable identification of airborne and liquid-based pathogens. PathSensors currently offers the Zephyr and BioFlash systems to provide the rapid and highly reliable identification of airborne, liquid and surface-based pathogens. Government organizations and industry currently use these systems for monitoring, detection and identification of pathogens in biosecurity, mail screening, food processing, agriculture and environmental testing. PathSensors is privately held. For more information, please visit, call 443.557.6150 or email

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