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SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: December 2019

Name: Katie Shupe

Alcami Site: St. Louis, MO

What is your role? 
I am a lead chemistry analyst. I assist with training and scheduling, provide guidance in the lab, and perform routine testing. 

How long have you been with Alcami?
I have been with Alcami for almost three months. 

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
The most rewarding part of my job is helping others, whether they be my fellow chemists in the lab, or patients, who are ultimately our end customers. 

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SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: November 2019

Name: Norman Chieng, PhD

Alcami Site: Charleston, SC 

What is your role? 
I am a senior scientist in formulations and development. My role is to develop, formulate, and transfer the science and technology for the formulation and process into our cGMP manufacturing space. 

How long have you been with Alcami?
I have been with Alcami since March of 2019.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
The most rewarding part of my job is applying the fundamental science behind drug design. At Alcami, we are helping improve the quality of patients’ lives by taking a client’s product and developing a way to formulate and deliver it.

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SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: October 2019

Name:Scott Reed

Alcami Site: Charleston, SC 

What is your role? 
I am a manufacturing technician with a focus on compounding and filling.

How long have you been with Alcami?
I have been with Alcami since June of 2018.

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
The most rewarding parts of my job are taking a product from start to finish, and knowing that I had a direct part in improving the quality of life for others. 

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Alcami and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Enter Third Year of Environmental Stewardship Program

Environmental protection, sustainable conservation, and natural habitat preservation remain key components of Alcami’s community outreach activities, and for the third consecutive year, company volunteers collaborated with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) trail coordinators and park superintendents to improve and renovate the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest – one of the Wisconsin State Park System’s most popular destinations.

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SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: July 2019

Name: Shakia Carlos-Barr
Alcami Site: Wilmington, NC

How long have you been with Alcami?
I joined Alcami in May 2018 as an intern, before transitioning to a full-time position in December 2018. 

What is your role? 
Assistant Scientist, Formulations Development-Parenterals

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that our work gives hope for a better life to patients and their loved ones. In addition, we gain valuable on-the-job knowledge and experience to make us better scientists. This, in turn, helps us develop more innovative solutions that will save lives and lead to higher quality of life for patients worldwide.

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SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: June 2019

Name: Devon Dodd
Alcami Site: Wilmington, NC

How long have you been with Alcami?
I've been part of the Alcami team since November 2017.

What is your role? 
Formulation Development Scientist - Parenterals

What is the most rewarding part of your job? 
I would say it's two-fold. First, delivering new drugs to patients to improve quality of life or to save lives just never gets old. We're not a big pharmaceutical company, but we touch so many lives– and that is both exciting and humbling. Second, we partner with clients as close-knit teams to deliver the best possible products we can. I really enjoy the journey with clients, from proof of concept to market delivery. 

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SCIENTIST SPOTLIGHT: May 2019

Name: Colleen Caffarelli
Alcami Site: Edison, NJ

How long have you been with Alcami?
I joined Alcami six years ago.

What is your role? 
I am a regulatory compliance specialist II. 

What is the most rewarding part of your job?
As part of my job, I host client audits. I love meeting with our clients and seeing how the work we perform impacts their company and ultimately the patients that rely on the medications produced. Client audits provide an opportunity to see different perspectives and facilitate continuous improvement.

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Alcami Pays Tribute to Fallen Patriots this Memorial Day

Alcami joined the nation in remembering and honoring fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces this Memorial Day with a donation to the Purple Heart Foundation and a strong public showing of support for longtime Alcami employee and Vietnam veteran, Herman Anthony.

In a special tribute to the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in service to our country, Anthony was invited by the Milwaukee Brewers to participate in a May 26 ceremony on the Miller Park playing field during the national anthem.

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Alcami Supports Homestead High School’s Varsity Robotics Club

Alcami continues to make science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and training initiatives a priority in 2019, this time partnering with Homestead High School in Mequon, Wisconsin, to support the school’s growing robotics club. The company has agreed to sponsor Homestead’s 2019 competitions and demonstrations, which will help its club purchase new computers and 3D printers. On average, teams invest approximately $4,000 to build a robot from the ground up and participate in competitions.

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Alcami and Students 2 Science Inspire Future Scientists

Students 2 Science (S2S) is a New Jersey-based nonprofit committed to inspiring and educating elementary, middle, and high school students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through strategic partnerships between businesses, institutions of higher education, district leadership, and workforce-readiness agencies, S2S provides students with real life laboratory problem-solving experiences led by scientific professionals using modern technology and instrumentation. S2S’s V-Laboratory educational program enlists corporate partners such as Alcami to serve as in-class mentors and help introduce students to the broad spectrum of STEM careers available to them.

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