Monthly Archives: September 2017

Events Around Town – Women’s Leadership Forum & Dinner

By | September 20, 2017

On Wednesday, September 27th at 5:15 pm, the Women’s Leadership Forum & Dinner will take place at Biotech Week Boston at Hynes Convention Center, presented by Knect365. This will be an inspiring program focused on how we can meaningfully impact gender diversity within life sciences. A panel discussion will kick-off the evening with actionable strategies and… Read More »

Harbor Cruise Photos Worth 1,000 Words!

By | September 18, 2017

If you were on board The Music City Queen for last week’s Boston Harbor Cruise, these stunning photos by longtime Chapter volunteer Joyce Chiu will help you relive another memorable Chapter experience. And if you missed the boat this year, they’ll convince you to put this annual event on your calendar for September 2018!

Alexion Restructuring, Moving Headquarters to Boston

By | September 12, 2017

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has announced an operational plan to “re-align the global organization with its refocused corporate strategy.” The plan is expected to save approximately $270 million by 2019 and will reduce the Alexion’s global workforce by approximately 20 percent. The restructuring includes the closing of multiple Alexion sites, including the Alexion Rhode Island manufacturing facility.… Read More »

What is Gene Therapy?

By | September 7, 2017

Human gene therapy is the administration of genetic material to modify or manipulate the expression of a gene product or to alter the biological properties of living cells for therapeutic use. Gene therapy is a technique that modifies a person’s genes to treat or cure disease. Gene therapies can work by several mechanisms: Replacing a… Read More »

Novartis CAR-T Gene Therapy Wins FDA Approval

By | September 7, 2017

The FDA issued a historic action on August 30, making the first gene therapy available in the United States. With its approval of Novartis’ Kymriah therapy for a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the FDA ushered in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases. “We’re entering a… Read More »

Chapter Member Anniversaries: August 2017

By | September 5, 2017

Please congratulate the following members celebrating milestone anniversaries in August 2017.  Their dedication to ISPE, the Boston Area Chapter and the industry is applauded! Over Twenty Years Randolph A. Cotter, Sr., Engineering Manager, Cotter Brothers Corporation Denis M. Mathiowetz, President, DM BioPharm Associates Inc. William S. Seaver, Director of Sales, TEK Stainless Piping Products Joseph… Read More »

Welcome New Members!

By | September 5, 2017

We would like to introduce the members who joined ISPE in August 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 »