Business Notes: Medical Cannabis Dispensary Holds Open Houses Before Silver Spring Opening
Plus: Bethesda’s RightEye wins FDA clearance; downtown Silver Spring apartment community wins award; Maryland Tech Council announces new CEO
Medical cannabis dispensary to open in Silver Spring
Mission, a medical cannabis dispensary, will open its first Montgomery County location Oct. 22 at 12355 Georgia Ave. in Silver Spring, near the Glenmont Metro station. The dispensary will be staffed with an initial team of 30 patient-care professionals, according to a press release.
Mission, which has two other Maryland locations in the Baltimore-Hampden area and Catonsville, is hosting a series of open house events to introduce its services to specific client groups before its grand opening.
From 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mission will host “industry” night for dispensary owners and growers. On Thursday, a session running from noon to 4 p.m. will focus on seniors and from 5 to 8 p.m., Super Bowl XXXII champion and former Denver Broncos player Jamie Brown will be on hand to talk about how he uses cannabis to relieve ailments related to sports injuries.
Bethesda-based vision-technology company receives FDA clearance for visual tracking practices
RightEye LLC, a Bethesda-based health technology company that uses eye-tracking technology to expose vision and brain health issues, announced Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company to use its technology to record, view and analyze eye movements to help identify visual tracking impairments related to eyesight, brain and reading disorders and performance issues in patients.
“We are thrilled to receive clearance from the FDA,” said Adam Gross, RightEye co-founder and CEO. “It is the culmination of years of scientific research, product development and hard work that have led us to this critical milestone.”
According to a company press release, the RightEye system provides reports within minutes which give medical professionals an “objective, measurable way to view the quality of a patient’s vision and track the success of various treatments.” The “EyeQ” tests used include those for functional vision screening, reading assessments, sports vision assessment and training, and brain health.
Downtown Silver Spring apartment complex Central wins award
Grosvenor Americas’ Central, a downtown Silver Spring apartment development, received the Five Star award for Best Residential Development in Maryland at the 2018 American Property Awards in September. The 243-apartment, mixed-use development, noted for its contemporary design of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, received the highest score within the Maryland region, according to a press release from the company.
The development includes more than 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The restaurant El Sapo Cuban Social Club is planning to open soon, joining Pure Barre and Orangetheory Fitness Studios.
“Grosvenor Americas, and especially our team in Washington, D.C., are thrilled to be awarded in the Residential Development category for Central,” said Jonathan Carr, Grosvenor’s senior vice president of development. “It’s a testament not only to the thoughtful mix of amenities, unit layouts and the great location in Silver Spring, but the team as a whole from construction and architecture to design and leasing.”
Maryland Tech Council announces new CEO
The Maryland Tech Council, the largest technology trade association in Maryland that supports the technology and life science sectors, has announced the appointment of Marty Rosendale—a 35-year veteran of the life sciences industry—as its chief executive officer.
“He is an excellent choice to serve MTC as CEO,” a press release said. “He knows the organization intimately, understands the business sectors of our membership as well as the constituents’ focus, has a visionary mindset, and bring extensive C-level experience.”
As an MTC member and senior executive adviser, Rosendale played a key role in the council’s successful merger with the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council. With more than 15 years of experience, Rosendale has also led several businesses in various market sectors, including medical biologics, drugs, medical devices and plastics, and he has launched, branded, acquired or commercialized more than 10 products and companies.