Alnylam Expects to Launch First RNAi Drug in mid-2018

By | January 18, 2018

Leading RNAi therapeutics company Alnylam Pharmaceuticals recently announced its corporate goals for 2018. The goals focus on clinical and regulatory progress against its five mid- to late-stage programs, including patisiran, which is advancing toward potential global regulatory approvals and commercialization. “In the year ahead, we look forward to the potential global commercial launch of patisiran,… Read More »

FDA Promoting Generic Competition

By | January 11, 2018

[The following post has been excerpted from comments by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb as published by the FDA on its website on January 03, 2018.] The FDA has announced additional steps to encourage generic competition as part of our continued implementation of the Drug Competition Action Plan. This plan has three main components: reducing gaming… Read More »

Congratulations to Our Scholarship Winners!

By | January 11, 2018

The Chapter is proud to award $7,100 in scholarships to the following winners of the November 2017 round of the Joel Goldenberg Memorial Scholarship Program: Drew Bodmer, Northeastern University James Carroll, University of Massachusetts Lowell Margaret Grace, Temple University Zeel Patel, Middlesex Community College Jay Turner, Quinsigamond Community College The Chapter accepts scholarship applications from… Read More »

Chapter Member Anniversaries: December 2017

By | January 8, 2018

Please congratulate the following members celebrating milestone anniversaries in December 2017.  Their dedication to ISPE, the Boston Area Chapter and the industry is applauded!   Over Twenty Years Michelle D. Bailey, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Judith R. Bodette, Sanofi Pasteur Biologics Jack G. Campion, P.E., The Hart Companies George A. Dainis, P.E., Industrial Facilities Design, Inc. Amy… Read More »

Welcome New Members!

By | January 8, 2018

We would like to introduce the members who joined ISPE in December 2017, welcome them to the Chapter and encourage them (and all of our members) to take advantage of the many professional development, networking and information resources available through ISPE. Fellow ISPE members are a terrific resource for help with everyday professional challenges.  And… Read More »

Back to the Future of Biotech Automation

By | January 3, 2018

What’s currently happening in automation and where are we going? Will batching be gone forever in favor of single-use components in a continuous process? Will we be wearing Google glasses and following instructions from some brainy robot with our heads in the electronic cloud? The biotech industry has benefited enormously over the past 30 years… Read More »