How Harpoon Medical’s Exit Can Produce Returns For Baltimore

The Harpoon Medical Device

A startup’s exit can produce many ripple effects that help a tech community.

Right after it was announced, the acquisition of Harpoon Medical by Edwards Lifesciences showed how such a deal can create visibility.

The deal brings a big company to Baltimore, as California-based Edwards will maintain Harpoon’s offices inside the Camden Yards warehouse. And there’s added reach for the University of Maryland Baltimore, as the deal capped off a string of three exits this year for companies that spun out of research on the west side of downtown (Analytical Informatics and Living Pharma were the other two).


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