Biotech thinkers convene to chart future of drug development
WASHINGTON Teams comprised of senior thought leaders from seven biotech and pharmaceutical companies will gather in Washington to help determine the future of drug development.
Conformia Software, which designs product and process lifecycle management software for drug makers, is sponsoring a meeting in Washington Wednesday that will bring together representatives from Genentech, Amgen, MedImmune, Pfizer, Abbott, Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline.
Dividing themselves into teams, the leaders will discuss future drug development paradigms in light of the International Conference on Harmonization Quality Vision.
The meeting will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel at 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. in Washington, beginning Wednesday and ending Friday.
Sepracor may get incentives to keep its business local
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. Drug maker Sepracor might get tax breaks for building in its hometown.
The MetroWest Daily News reports that the company is constructing new buildings in Marlborough, Mass., and will create 250 new jobs. Local officials proposed the tax breaks to give Sepracor incentives for further development, and the company may save $4.1 million.
The city’s finance committee will vote on the proposal Monday.
H-E-B, RediClinic open largest U.S. retail clinic in Houston area
HOUSTON Clinic operator RediClinic has opened its 15th Houston-area convenient care clinic in the new H-E-B store that, according to the Convenient Care Association, is the largest retail-based clinic in the United States.
The 926-square-foot clinic features three exam rooms and a room specifically for blood draws.
“We are delighted to be expanding out footprint in our home market with the opening of our 15th Greater Houston clinic,” said Web Golinkin, chief executive officer of RediClinic. “The larger clinic design in H-E-B’s new Bunker Hill store enables us to treat more patients and gives us more flexibility in adding new services.”
RediClinic operates 21 clinics in H-E-B stores in Houston and Austin; and 15 clinics in Wal-Mart stores in Atlanta, Ga.; Fayetteville and Rogers, Ark.; Richmond, Va.; and Tulsa, Okla.