Arch Therapeutics announces new poster
The Framingham-based Arch Therapeutics, developer of AC5 Topical Gel, recently announced that new research involving AC5 will be presented in a poster at the 2018 Military Health System Research Symposium in Kissimmee, Florida. The MHSRS will take place from Aug. 20-23 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. The Arch poster “Anti-Inflammatory Effect of a Self-Assembling Peptide in the Lipopolysaccharide Induced Inflammation Model of Eye Injury” will be included as part of the Vision Ocular Trauma Casualty Management Grand Rounds. Rutledge Ellis-Behnke, Ph.D, Arch co-founder and advisor and principle investigator of the research, along with Dr. Terrence W. Norchi and Arch CEO will present the poster from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 21. To register: https://www.mhsrs.net.
Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals announces addition
The Hopkinton-based Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of viral infections, inflammatory diseases and certain cancers, recently announced that it has added Scott Smith as an independent member of its board of directors to replace Jonathan Bates, who is stepping down from his role as a director after a long period of service to the company. Smith most recently served as president and CEO at Celgene Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biology and his honors Bachelor of Science in toxicology and pharmacology from the University of Western Ontario and his master’s degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona.
St. Mary’s Credit Union to open Framingham branch
St. Mary’s Credit Union is opening a new branch at the intersection of Route 9 and Temple Street, 1255 Worcester Road, Framingham, in September. As a financial institution known for supporting its local communities – the credit union recently announced it will donate $100 to the United Way of Tri-County’s Pearl Street Cupboard & Café for every new account opened at the branch during their grand opening up to a total of $20,000. The credit union has named the campaign “Bank With Us – Help Your Neighbors”. The Grand Opening will be celebrated with special products and opportunities to win prizes on-the-spot for anyone who opens an account.
Whitin Community Center announces registration
The Whitin Community Center announced that registration is open and underway for the 2018 UniBank Greenway Challenge, the popular multi-segment competition now in its 18th year. The event will be held on Sept. 29 and will feature eight challenging segments which will take participants from the start line at Lincoln Woods State Park, North Parking Lot in Lincoln, Rhode Island through the Blackstone Valley to the finish line at the Whitin Community Center’s Whitin Park in Whitinsville some 56 miles later. There will be three running segments (one a trail run), two paddling segments (one river and one lake course), two street bike rides and a mountain bike segment. Teams can compete in the following categories: Individual Participant (Male or Female), 2 Person Team (Male, Female & Co-Ed), 3-4 Person Team (Male, Female & Co-Ed) and 5-8 Person Team (Male, Female, Co-Ed & Corporate). The mission of the UniBank Greenway Challenge is to promote the recreational quality of life in the Blackstone River Valley. A program of the Whitin Community Center, presented by UniBank and supported by other partner organizations, the Greenway Challenge supports the development of new programs, purchase of additional equipment and facility renovations for the members and guests of the Whitin Community Center. To register: http://greenwaychallenge.org.