University of Massachusetts

Enumeral, UMass Medical ink agreement

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Enumeral Biomedical Holdings has entered into a research study agreement with University of Massachusetts Medical School, which includes the institution’s clinical partner, UMass Memorial HealthCare. UMass Medical will provide Enumeral with tissue samples and blood samples from subjects with melanoma who are being treated with Ipilimumab (Yervoy). Enumeral will fund the tissue collection activities, and Enumeral will have access to the samples for research-only use in in-vitro studies.

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NIH Council of Councils members named

Monday, June 22, 2015

The National Institutes of Health has announced the appointment of eight individuals to the NIH Council of Councils. The council was established to advise the NIH director on policies and activities of the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), including making recommendations on research that represents important areas of emerging scientific opportunities, rising public health challenges, or knowledge gaps that deserve special emphasis or would otherwise benefit from strategic planning and coordination.

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MLSC, COBTH, UMass Med launch web portal to promote collaboration

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) partnered with the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH) and the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center to the launch the Massachusetts Clinical Innovation Gateway. The new web portal will allow life sciences companies from around the world to seek opportunities to partner with Massachusetts academic medical centers (AMCs) on research and clinical initiatives.

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In appreciation: Karen Woodin will be remembered for her teaching, writing and lasting friendships

Monday, February 23, 2015

Karen Woodin, Ph.D., who passed away Feb. 8 after a long and distinguished career in the clinical research industry, is described as thoughtful and astute, with a blend of academic and artistic talents. Known widely for authoring two industry guides, her dynamic career also included a 20-year tenure at Upjohn and many years as a workshop leader, teacher and director of the Drug Information Association (DIA). She was 74 years old.

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UMass, U.K. to collaborate on stem cell projects

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A collaboration surrounding stem cell categorization, distribution and possible funding for joint research projects has been signed between the University of Massachusetts Human Stem Cell Bank and Registry and the United Kingdom Stem Cell Bank, according to a report in Mass High Tech.

The signing took place in Hertfordshire, England during Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011, which has been touring Israel and Europe to drum up collaborations between researchers and companies in those areas and Massachusetts, primarily in the life sciences.

The two stem cell banks plan to share best practices for stem cell banking and to collaborate on standards for stem cell line characterization, production and distribution in the U.S. and the U.K.

The UMass Human Stem Cell Bank and Registry was proposed in 2007 and established in 2008, with funding from the $1 billion Life Sciences Act.  The registry started officially offering its seven stem cell lines to researchers working on treatments for cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and juvenile diabetes in 2011.

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