Two Frederick County Companies Snag 2023 Icon Awards

On April 27, the Maryland Tech Council, the largest technology and life science trade association in the state, announced the winners of its 2023 ICON Awards. These annual awards recognize outstanding leaders and companies throughout the State of Maryland.

Two Frederick County companies received Icon Awards for 2023:

Emerging Life Sciences Company of the Year


Theradaptive is developing a therapeutic delivery platform for multiple clinical indications including immuno-oncology, orthopedics and soft tissue repair. The therapeutic delivery platform received 3 Breakthrough Designations from the FDA in 2022.


Life Science Company of the Year

Kite, a Gilead Company

Kite, a Gilead Company, is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on cell therapy to treat and potentially cure cancer. Kite recently announced the expansion of its global cell therapy supply chain operations in Frederick, Maryland that will create 100 additional jobs in the area.


Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees for their achievements! You can find the full list of 2023 Icon Award winners here.


About the Maryland Tech Council

The Maryland Tech Council (MTC) is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life science industries by supporting the efforts of our individual members. We are the largest technology and life sciences trade association in the state of Maryland, and we provide value by giving members a forum to learn, share, and connect. MTC brings the region’s community together into a single, united organization that empowers our members to achieve their business goals through advocacy, networking and education. The vision for the Maryland Tech Council is to propel Maryland to become the number one innovation economy for life sciences and technology in the country.