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Scott Plank ’88: Investor, Convener, Innovator

Featured on the UMD Alumni Blog By Kimberly Marselas ’00 Scott Plank ’88 was a partner in one of the best entrepreneurship stories to come out of the University of Maryland, overseeing Under Armour’s global supply chain and technology infrastructure, its retail expansion and the transformation of the Baltimore company’s physical presence during his 14…

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Scott Plank’s medical tech firm MediGO inks partnership with organ donor entity

BALTIMORE, Dec. 01, 2020 (Baltimore Business Journal) — Baltimore medical technology company MediGO, led by local developer and investor Scott Plank, has forged its first partnership in the organ donation space. MediGO, a firm that offers hardware and software to improve organ transplantation logistics, has found its first official customer and innovation partner in the Nevada…

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Nevada Donor Network and MediGO Launch the First MedTech Partnership That Brings Disruptive Technology to Organ Transplantation

BALTIMORE, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MediGO, the Baltimore-based technology company applying disruptive technology solutions to organ transplantation logistics, today announced a first-ever partnership with Nevada Donor Network (NDN), a leading organ procurement organization that maximizes the gift of life and health through organ, eye and tissue donation. “This is a game changing moment for transplantation,” said Scott…

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MediGO Announces Deployment of FlightAware Data to Enhance Organ Transportation Logistics

BALTIMORE, Nov. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MediGO, the next-generation hardware and software platform for organ transplantation logistics, today announced a partnership with FlightAware, leaders in providing advanced, accurate, actionable aviation data and insights. MediGO seamlessly integrates FlightAware’s data via AeroAPI (formerly FlightXML) into MediGO’s organ logistics and monitoring system, providing increased situational awareness and transparency throughout…

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Cornerstones 50 Receives Major Donation from Plank Family Foundation

The Plank Family Foundation donated $20,000 to Cornerstones 50 to aid with safety-net and human services programs for families and individuals affected by COVID-19. Scott Plank, an impact investor and philanthropist, celebrated the donation made by he and his family in June at a recent employee gathering at Reston National Golf Course, according to a press release by…

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Reston Investor, Philanthropist Donates $20K To Cornerstones

RESTON, VA — A local philanthropist and his family donated $20,000 to help Cornerstones provide support for Northern Virginia families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Plank, whose War Horse Cities purchased the Reston National Golf Course in 2019, and his family hosted a check presentation ceremony on Sept. 30 at the golf. The event…

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Plank Family Foundation donates $20K to Cornerstones

Throughout the region, the need for immediate safety-net and emergency services continues to grow as the impact of COVID-19 is felt across multiple Northern Virginia neighborhoods and communities. For many local families and individuals, already struggling to keep a roof over their heads, feed their children, and access quality medical care, this pandemic only exacerbates…

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Technical.ly- The Baltimore team working on drone delivery of human organs had its longest flight yet

In September, Scott Plank-founded MissionGO landed a pair of unmanned test flights in Las Vegas as part of its work to bring technology to the area of transporting organs for transplant. One bested last year’s kidney delivery across Baltimore. Baltimore-based unmanned flight experts that were behind the drone delivery of a kidney across the city…

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Business Insider- A drone just moved a human kidney across the Nevada desert to prove it could be the future of organ transport — take a look

Drone test flights in Nevada just showed that they can safely transport organs for transplant. MissionGo, a transportation logistics company, partnered with the Nevada Donor Network in a test to fly corneas and kidneys across the desert. MissionGo says the drone delivery can be more efficient, and reduce the carbon footprint of the donations. This…

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Drone carries human kidney over Las Vegas desert in what could be the future of organ transportation

Drones are used today for a variety of tasks – delivering small express packages, assisting in search and rescue operations and capturing stunning aerial views views, to name just a few. Get ready to add one more to the growing list: human organ transit. Researchers at MissionGO, a provider of unmanned aviation solutions, and the Nevada Donor Network, an organ procurement organization,…

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