Healthcare Policy class learns about ITI
Sia Anagnostou speaks to the Healthcare Policy class at Duke's MBA Certificate program in Health Sector Management about Immunomic Therapeutics as a biotech company.
ITI Recognizes Life Sciences Greenhouse of Pennsylvania for Critical Early Investment
This winter, Immunomix will celebrate the LAMP-vax platform success in allergy immunology. Achievement is attributed to the scientists and business partners that brought the technology platform to life, particularly the critical early investment from the Life Sciences Greenhouse of Central Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is a national leader in the life sciences and the sector employs over 79,000 people and contributes wages of over $7.2B to the state’s economy. Further, Pennsylvania has created a cohesive community for the industry and unites biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and research institutions. Immunomix is grateful to be a part of such a vibrant and positive force in Pennsylvania’s economy, so please stay tuned for more details on this celebratory event.
Johns Hopkins University & Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. Tech Transfer Celebration
On Tues., Nov. 10, 2015, Johns Hopkins University and Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. celebrated the success of the LAMP-vax platform. The technology is a stalwart example of the Johns Hopkins Tech Transfer program, designed to develop new discoveries and inventions into products and services that benefit society.
The event featured remarks from:
* Dr. Tom August, MD, Distinguished Service Professor of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences and Oncology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who developed the game-changing vaccine technology
* Brian Stansky, FastForward Director, Johns Hopkins University
* Dr. Bill Hearl, Ph.D., Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. CEO
Attendees also included Ben Wu, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce (DoC) and Drew Pardoll, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director, Cancer Immunology and Hematopoiesis Program and Johns Hopkins community members.
Visit to the Process Development Laboratory in Hershey, PA
ITI Rockville employees ventured on a team road trip to visit the Process Development Laboratory in Hershey, PA. In addition to seeing first-hand how the fermentation and purification process works, the lead scientists gave an in-depth overview of the manufacturing process for R&D and pre-clinical study materials.
Tech Council of MD
The largest trade association in MD actively engaged in building strong technology and life science industries by supporting the efforts of individual members.
On Monday, June 22, 2015 ITI foursome participated in the TCM’s Third Annual Tech vs. Bio Ultimate Golf Challenge. The Tech vs. Bio Ultimate Golf Challenge played at Woodmont Country Club. The past two years, Team Tech walked away with the Innovation Cup trophy. The winning team got their name on the TCM Innovation Cup, and a portion of the proceeds is donated to two charities.
Kids In Need Distributors (KIND)
ITI has become a Platinum Sponsor of this Charitable Organization that provides weekend meals for elementary and middle school children of families that qualify for the federal free and reduced meals program (FARM).
Howard University Holds Research Week
ITI has become a corporate sponsor for the Howard University Research Week 2015. This is part of the ongoing efforts to foster the research mission and to celebrate the University’s research enterprise, which is comprised of external grants and contracts, distinguished scholarly projects, and outstanding creative works.
ITI Provides Insight to High School Students on Antibodies and DNA Vaccines
On June 19, 2015, ITI scientist, Franco Pissani spoke to high school students participating in the Antibody Workshop at Montgomery College in Germantown, MD about immunology, the intricacies of the immune system and how it fights disease, as well as how vaccines work. He also outlined what is necessary in order to choose a career as a scientist and become a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences.
Dr. Pissani’s participation in the program is an example of how we at ITI strive to contribute to our community here in Maryland, and add to the biotechnology ecosystem that continues to build here.
For more information on Dr. Pissani’s talk, please find the slides from his presentation via the the link below.