Emergent BioSolutions among 2010 tech awards finalists

ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Tech Council of Maryland has selected finalists for its awards that recognize individuals and organizations for innovation, dedication and outstanding service to Maryland's technology community.

“The Annual TCM Tech Awards Celebration is our chance to highlight those deserving companies and executives that have made an impact on the state of Maryland,” said Renée Winsky, TCM’s CEO. “The finalists for this year’s award gala represent a great mix of emerging companies and those already established in the state.”

The biotechnology firm of the year finalists are Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Martek Biosciences Corp. and QIAGEN.

Other categories to be awarded include emerging company of the year and executive of the year.

For 22 years, TCM has recognized companies that have helped establish Maryland‘s technology community. This year’s theme, Building Something Great Together, focuses on the growth and future outlook for the technology community.

The winners will be announced May 13.