Judith A. Britz, Ph.D. - Executive Director
Dr. Judith Britz joined the BioMaryland Center, a division within Maryland’s Department of Business and Economic Development, as its first Executive Director in January 2010. Dr. Britz spent 10 years in academics and 25 years in industry, 15 as an entrepreneur of two startup companies, Sienna Biotech and Cylex Inc. She raised >$50M for these two companies from strategic investors, venture capital, government and angel sources to bring products through the FDA process to market. Dr. Britz also held senior management positions at Becton Dickinson, Johnson and Johnson (Ortho Diagnostics Systems, Inc.) and Electro-Nucleonics, Inc. where she successfully developed one of the first commercial blood screening tests for the AIDS virus.
Dr. Britz’s academic credentials include a PhD in Immunology and Microbiology from Stanford University, a Master’s degree from MIT and her B.S from Goucher College. She has held postdoctoral positions at Johns Hopkins and Yale medical schools.