Monthly Archives: August 2017

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval for Duzallo

By | August 23, 2017

Cambridge-based Ironwood Pharmaceuticals has announced Duzallo was approved by the FDA as a treatment for hyperuricemia, or elevated serum uric acid levels (sUA) in the blood, associated with gout. Duzallo is the first drug that combines the current standard of care for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout, the xanthine oxidase inhibitor (XOI) allopurinol,… Read More »

Apply for a 2018 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA)!

By | August 22, 2017

Has your firm recently designed, built, or renovated a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical or biotechnology facility? Share your facility’s achievements by applying for a 2018 Facility of the Year award! The deadline for FOYA 2018 submissions is Monday, 20 November 2017. Thanks to your innovative designs, we are changing the way we deliver quality medicines to patients… Read More »

What is the Innate Immune System?

By | August 17, 2017

The innate immune system is the body’s first line of immunological response and the master regulator of subsequent immune activity. In cancer, the innate immune system mediates presentation of tumor antigens, priming and activation of tumor-specific immune cells that enable optimal development of adaptive anti-tumor immunity. Existing immunotherapies are mostly focused on harnessing the adaptive… Read More »

IFM Therapeutics Acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb

By | August 17, 2017

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has agreed to pay $300 million to acquire Cambridge-based IFM Therapeutics, a venture-backed startup founded in 2015 focused on innate immunity and the role it plays in regulating the immune system. IFM’s team has discovered and developed small molecules that modulate novel targets in the innate immune system as next-generation therapies for… Read More »

Student Chapters Need Your Help to Meet Goals for 2017-18

By | August 16, 2017

The Chapter’s Student Development Committee held a strategic planning meeting in early August to review progress and plot a strategic direction for the upcoming year.  This annual event brings together student leaders, faculty advisors, committee members and other interested volunteers to brainstorm ways to strengthen support for our Student Chapters, which now number 13 throughout… Read More »

Welcome New Members!

By | August 15, 2017

The following members joined ISPE in July 2017. We welcome you to the Chapter and encourage you to take advantage of the many professional development, networking and information resources available to you at ISPE. Other ISPE members are a terrific resource for your everyday professional challenges – we encourage all members, current and new, to… Read More »

Chapter Member Anniversaries: July 2017

By | August 15, 2017

Please congratulate the following members celebrating milestone anniversaries in July 2017. Their dedication to ISPE, the Boston Area Chapter and the industry is applauded! Over Twenty Years Shelly Henderson Jose Miguel Soto, Facility and Equipment Lead, Pfizer Inc Dr. James V. Blackwell, PhD, MBA, President, The Windshire Group, LLC Nicholas J. Casale, Vice President, MA… Read More »