STARTUPS

Johns Hopkins startup LifeSprout’s latest round of funding raised $6.5 million from investors led by Medytox Investments, Kairos Ventures, Triskelion Capital and TEDCO. The company is developing a synthetic material that can be used to regrow human soft tissue. Read more at Technical.ly Baltimore.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

U.S. News & World Report’s list of 181 schools in the country considered the best for international students, including three in Maryland; University of Maryland, College Park, Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The number of international students in the U.S. has doubled since 2001. Read more at the Baltimore Business Journal.

 

CONSERVATION

Sterling, Virginia-based JK Moving purchased the 87-acre Stumptown Woods in northern Loudoun County for $1 million to help the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy in its preservation efforts. The Virginia Department of Conservation the Woods “at high risk of extinction.” Read more at Washington’s Top News.