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Beyond the Bench: UNC Wilmington Classroom to cGMP Laboratories

Alcami and the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) have partnered on an academic program that connects education and work experiences for students pursuing scientific careers, especially in pharmaceutical sciences. This edition of the Beyond the Bench series will highlight the laboratory-based course taught at UNCW’s state-of-the-art marine biotechnology center (MARBIONC), “Current Good Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory Practice,” focused on the application of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) in a drug development and testing laboratory.

In 2016, leaders from Alcami and UNCW met to discuss potential opportunities to work together on biopharmaceutical projects. Many of Alcami’s Wilmington employees are UNCW graduates, and Alcami has a long history working with the university on employee education programs and pharmaceutical projects. Steve Fontana, JD, from UNCW’s Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization; UNCW Chancellor Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, and Alcami President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Stephan Kutzer initiated conversations that resulted in the development of the present partnership.

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Alcami STEAM Outreach Efforts Aim to Inspire Students, Advance Workforce

Alcami expanded its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education initiatives this fall with three specialized outreach events designed to encourage high school and college students to pursue careers in chemistry, engineering, and other STEAM fields. 

On October 30, 2018, Divine Savior Holy Angels High School (DSHA) students got a behind-the-scenes look at Alcami’s Germantown, Wisconsin active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) Center of Excellence, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote women in STEAM careers. The all-girls engineering class toured the campus, met with key female company leaders, and learned about potential career paths through interactive presentations.

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Alcami Employee Recognized with Honor Flight

The nonprofit Honor Flight Network honors America’s military veterans for their sacrifices by transporting as many of them as possible to see the Washington, D.C. memorials of the wars they fought in, at no cost to them. Alcami employee and Vietnam veteran, Herman Anthony, was recently selected for an Honor Flight, and was accompanied by Milwaukee Brewers all-star relief pitcher, Corey Knebel. Herman received a hero’s welcome at the Milwaukee airport from Alcami colleagues, friends, family, and the general public. He recently spoke with Alcami's Marketing & Corporate Communications team to discuss his experience.

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Alcami and UNCW Awarded Biomanufacturing Workforce Development Grant

Project Call 1.0 Proposal Selected by NIIMBL Governing Committee

Durham, NC (USA) – August 30, 2018 – Alcami Corporation, a leading provider of fully-integrated custom end-to-end solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), North Carolina’s globally-minded research and development university, today announce they have been awarded an educational grant from the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), an organization comprised of companies, educational institutions, nonprofits, and state governments dedicated to accelerating biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation, developing industry standards, and educating and training a pipeline of skilled workers for the field’s abundant well-paying jobs. The grant will fund the UNCW program “Partnership for Workforce Development in the Biopharmaceutical Industry,” which will be co-developed and taught by Alcami subject matter experts.

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Alcami Renews Partnership with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to Revitalize State Trails

Durham, NC (USA) – July 18, 2018 – Alcami Corporation, a leading provider of fully-integrated custom end-to-end solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announced a renewed partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to revitalize and repair the Hank Aaron State Trail in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the Pike Lake Hiking Trail in Hartford, Wisconsin. Volunteers from Alcami’s Germantown, Wisconsin Center of Excellence for active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development, scale-up, and commercialization will work alongside Wisconsin DNR trail coordinators and park superintendents to renovate the popular state trails.

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Alcami Announces Donation to Wilmington, North Carolina Fire Department

Durham, NC (USA) – June 14, 2018 – Alcami Corporation, a leading provider of fully-integrated custom end-to-end solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, announced today its $15,000 donation to the Wilmington, North Carolina Fire Department (WFD) to help fund IvyGene® cancer screenings for firefighters. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Mayor Pro-tem Margaret Haynes, Deputy Fire Chief Jon S. Mason, and other prominent city officials accepted the donation at an invitation-only commemorative event Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Alcami’s Wilmington state-of-the-art advanced laboratory services and oral solid dose formulation and manufacturing facilities.

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Alcami St. Louis Facility to be Honored by Missouri House of Representatives and City of St. Louis

Durham, NC (USA) – May 3, 2018 – Alcami Corporation, a leading provider of fully-integrated custom end-to-end solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announces the Missouri House of Representatives and St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson will honor Alcami with a resolution and letter of commendation, recognizing the company’s operational excellence, celebrating its industry-leading accomplishments, and applauding the organization for improving St. Louis citizens’ quality of life.

State Representative Steven Roberts of St. Louis District 77 and City of St. Louis Chief Technology Officer Robert Gaskill-Clemons will issue the proclamation and congratulatory letter Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m., at an invitation-only customer open house event inside Alcami’s state-of-the-art Center of Excellence for analytical testing.

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Alcami Donation to Outfit TROSA Medical Department

Durham, NC (USA) – March 15, 2018 – Alcami Corporation, a leading provider of fully-integrated custom end-to-end solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA), a Durham-based innovative, multi-year residential program that enables substance abusers to be productive, recovering individuals by providing comprehensive treatment, work-based vocational training, education, and continuing care, today announce Alcami’s donation of $10,000 to the nonprofit. Alcami’s gift will fund TROSA’s technology needs for its recently established Comprehensive Care Center.

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Alcami Supports STEM Education at Local High School

Experts from Alcami’s Germantown, Wisconsin active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) Center of Excellence teamed up with Germantown High School engineering and honors biology students Monday, February 26, 2018, in Germantown, Wisconsin, for a Day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) – part of an ongoing series of educational presentations promoting the importance of careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Alcami Helps Fight Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Opioid addiction is a public health crisis impacting millions of individuals of all ages, from all backgrounds and walks of life. Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death in the United States[1]  and communities across the country are struggling to respond to the epidemic. Alcami is committed to combating addiction and fighting substance abuse through its ongoing abuse-deterrence program and is answering the national call for help by dedicating much-needed resources to local treatment, education and recovery services.

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